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Which rap group has its own set of action figures?


Public Enemy, known in some circles as the Kings of Hip Hop, now have their very own set of action figures.

Designed by Ed Piskor, the set of figures features the four central members of the group from the 1980's : Chuck D -- who lived part-time in College Park, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, and Terminator X.

In 2013, Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is credited with  bringing social awareness as well as an inventive sound and rhyming to hip-hop through the late 1980s and 1990s.

The group hit a high point with It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back in 1988 and Fear of a Black Planet in the 1990s  -- both considered to be among the greatest political albums of all time.

Chuck D. infused hip-hop with Black nationalism while Flavor Flav, brought the fun to their message.

Throughout the decades the group has influenced artists and bands ranging from Nirvana's Kurt Cobain to Ben Harper.

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The action figures are available for pre-order now at aggronautix.com.   

It costs $59.95 for the set which are scheduled for a September delivery.


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