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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Public Enemy

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Customer Reviews

Still holds up as one of the best hip hop albums ever

One of my all-time fav albums across all genres, and the one that converted me into a believer. I still remember the first time I heard 'Night of the Living Baseheads.' A 16-year old white girl in Vancouver, Canada... what can I say? White kids in highschool didn't listen to rap then. Had one of those "what IS this?" moments. Fan of rap and PE ever since. And I'm grateful that such an interesting and thought-provoking group ushered me in.


This album is the bomb for anybody who likes oldschool hip hop

P.E. Funk

The first concert I ever saw. Windsor arena. I was about 12. It was da bomb!!!


Formed: 1982 in Garden City, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip-hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap group of the late '80s and, for many, the definitive rap group of all time. Building from Run-D.M.C.'s street-oriented beats and Boogie Down Productions' proto-gangsta rhyming, Public Enemy pioneered a variation of hardcore rap that was musically and politically revolutionary. With his powerful, authoritative baritone, lead rapper Chuck D rhymed about all kinds of social problems, particularly those plaguing...
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