The Evil Empire of Everything
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||The Evil Empire Of||Public Enemy||1:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Give Up the Fight (feat. Ziggy Marley)||Public Enemy||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||1 (Peace)||Public Enemy||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||2 (Respect) (feat. Davy DMX)||Public Enemy||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Beyond Trayvon||Public Enemy||4:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Everything (feat. Gerald Albright & Sheila Brody)||Public Enemy||4:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||31 Flavors||Public Enemy||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Riotstarted (feat. Tom Morello & Henry Rollins)||Public Enemy||3:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Notice (Know This)||Public Enemy||2:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Icebreaker||Public Enemy||7:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Fame||Public Enemy||4:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Broke Diva||Public Enemy||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Say It Like It Really Is||Public Enemy||6:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
As a hip-hop group soldiering on after 25 years of service, Public Enemy still has a vitality worth enjoying. Coming mere months after the excellent Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp, The Evil Empire of Everything shows PE as a lean, mean machine. Chuck D's definitive bark rages against injustice and keeps up the energy as he makes his points of view known and known again. "Riotstarted," with guitarist Tom Morello and punk icon Henry Rollins, drives with a hard, steely beat and a near-hoarse declaration of Chuck's fierce independence. "Beyond Trayvon" breaks down the Trayvon Martin era of racial profiling. "Don't Give Up the Fight" takes on a spiritual vibe with Ziggy Marley on board. "Everything," featuring jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright and soul singer Sheila Brody, nicks a beautiful Stax-Volt vibe. "Notice (Know This)" casts a suspicious eye on the egocentric hip-hop attitudes of those battling for the thrones of Jay-Z and Kanye West. Flavor Flav even mocks reality TV (oh, the irony!) on "Broke Diva," adding a touch of comic relief.
25 years and counting
Chuck D and the crew have been consistently Bringing The Noise for over 25 years. This is the second part of the bookend albums of 2012, Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp! (being the other).
Another GREAT Public Enemy record! Yes, this is the music/message that is lacking in the mASS media today.
PE is in FULL effect!
... you could get a smack for that!
Formed: 1982 in Garden City, NY
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s