Public Enemy surprised their fans with the release of a 13-track album a couple of days ago.

According to Rolling Stone, and Chuck D, the album is social causes amid hip hop composition.

“The sonics are super enough to move a stadium of sports fans and the beat-switching scent of crate digging bleeds shadow-like in the sound… Today, important things that are said must also be heard – especially in the ‘desert,’ a place where a breath of fresh air is wished upon and water is prayed for…”

-Chuck D via Rolling Stone

The Boom Box clarifies that the album is not officially available to the public until July 4th. However, it is available now for free download via the Public Enemy Bandcamp page. The project is only available for free download through Midnight, July 4th, though.

This is Public Enemy’s 14th studio album.

“‘Nothing Is Quick In The Desert‘ is a saying I use when the average person looks at the record industry…It looks dead like a desert. But there’s plenty of life in the desert when one is educated on what they see and hear. There, a cactus absorbs and stores water deep in its root, taken from the air itself and certain creatures thrive in that dry heat whereas the average cannot. It pays to be above average (or well below it) in the desert for survival. The music industry is similar in that analogy. It’s still in motion, it just needs redefinition.”

-Chuck D via Rolling Stone