It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (studio album) by Public Enemy
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It’s a testament to how much rap has grown that this groundbreaking album no longer holds up in some respects. One of the best early examples of how to use two very contrasting voices and styles against one another.
Chuck D’s stuff would probably still work today. Flavor Flav (except when vocalizing in contrast to D)…not so much.
Their breakthrough top 10 album in the UK. The best 3 tracks are their top 40 hits, "Rebel Without A Pause"(37), "Bring The Noise"(32) and the iconic "Don't Believe The Hype"(18) which never left my turntable for about a year after release. One of the all time greatest rap albums in history.
Yeah, as good as it gets.
A really important rap album, one of the first to be outwardly political AND angry.
Documento histórico, muito mais que um álbum!
Genre-defining album, Hip-hop wouldn't be the same without it.
Lyrically this album is amazing. I also know that a lot of work had to be put in those beats, that being said, I have a lot of trouble with some of the sounds. The lyrics make up for it so its still an amazing listen, but i always prefer to go back to EPMD in 88. I rather listen to this record on vinyl and concentrate on Chuck Ds message.
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Fav. Tracks: Bring The Noise, Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic, Caught, Can We Get A Witness?, Night Of The Living Baseheads, Rebel Without a Pause, Party For Your Right To Fight.
One of the great hip hop albums, if not the great one. I love Griff's easy rap style, and the political lyrics are much more engaging and easier to listen to than the mysogynistic NWA albums.
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