New York-based Public Enemy established itself as the world's foremost rap group in the late Eighties, a position it has maintained ever since. The group has always courted controversy on account of its militant stance and the uncompromising content of many of its songs. These vivid sketches of ghetto life in the mean streets of New York are perceptive, poetic and striking social documents. In addition to founder member and charismatic front man Chuck D - one of the finest vocalists in all of popular music - the line-up of the group includes his long-time stalwart and fellow rapper Flavor Flav, the group's highly-visual focus, whose stage antics and humorous raps provides a perfect foil to Chuck D's darker stance. The group's frontline is made up by another long-serving member Professor Griff and D.J. Lord. Public Enemy's spectacular and epic live performances over the years are legendary. These live performances, made during the Australian leg of the group's 2003 World tour, are proof that the group remains as controversial and exciting as ever. As well as the hits 'Can't Truss It' and 'Hazy Shade Of Criminal' these highlights include an extended freestyle section in which various band members take the spotlight.