reports, last time Public Enemy
pissed off retailers was when the group released 1999's There's a Poison Going On
exclusively over the internet a month before it hit stores. "This time, Public Enemy will give the album, New Whirl Odor
[SLAMJamz Records], to Best Buy
for an exclusive Oct. 4-Oct. 31 window, sources say. What is more, when the album--which is distributed by Graham, N.C.-based Redeye--is made available to retail Nov. 1, sources suggest it will not be the same version as Best Buy's. The label and distribution company decline to comment." A representative of the Minneapolis-based company tells Culture to Go that the album is the same as what will be released in a month, but that it doesn't include P.E.'s recent Katrina-response track
"Hell No We Ain't Alright!" Look for a review in City Pages on Nov. 2, when you can buy it anywhere.