Public Enemy "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" CD

Public Enemy "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" CD

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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, a record that rewrote the rules of what hip-hop could do. That's not to say the album is without precedent, since what's particularly ingenious about the album is how it reconfigures things that came before into a startling, fresh, modern sound. Public Enemy used the template Run-D.M.C. created of a rap crew as a rock band, then brought in elements of free jazz, hard funk, even musique concrète, via their producing team, the Bomb Squad, creating a dense, ferocious sound unlike anything that came before. This coincided with a breakthrough in Chuck D's writing, both in his themes and lyrics. What's amazing is how the words and music become intertwined, gaining strength from each other. Though this music is certainly a representation of its time, it hasn't dated at all. It set a standard that few could touch then, and even fewer have attempted to meet since.

 

Track Listing:

1. Countdown To Armageddon

2. Bring The Noise

3. Don't Believe The Hype

4. Cold Lampin' With Flavor

5. Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic

6. Mind Terrorist

7. Louder Than A Bomb

8. Caught, Can We Get A Witness?

9. Show 'em Whatcha Got

10. She Watch Channel Zero?!

11. Night Of The Living Baseheads

12. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos

13. Security Of The First World

14. Rebel Without A Pause

15. Prophets Of Rage

16. Party For Your Right To Fight


Type: Music


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