Spike Lee underscored the drama in “Do the Right Thing” by layering the music of Public Enemy, Steel Pulse and E.U. atop a sweltering summer backdrop. He also broadened the appeal of hip-hop and New Jack Swing in the process.
1988 showcased Public Enemy, MC Lyte, Eric B and Rakim, De La Soul in all their glory. So let’s revisit a time when the rhymes blasting out of boom-boxes were the keys to the culture.