Format: Compact Disc
Released Date: April 18, 2000
Genre: East Coast Rap
Number of Discs: 0
Originally Released: 2000
Label Name: Def Jam
Public Enemy: Chuck D, Flavor Flav (vocals); Norman "Terminator X"
Rogers (scratches); Professor Griff (background vocals); The
Security Of The First World.
Additional personnel: Eric "Vietnam" Sadler, Hank Shocklee
(programming); Johnny Juice Rosado (scratches); The Black To The
Future Sample Stars (background vocals).
Engineers include: Nick Sansano, Matt Tritto, Chris Shaw.
Recorded at Greene Street Recording, Chung King House Of Metal, New
York, New York, Sabella Recording, Roslyn, New York & Spectrum
City Studios, Hempstead, New York.
The title says it all. In 1988, when this album was released,
Public Enemy's music cut with a wholly revolutionary edge. Rarely
has fear, anger, paranoia and anxiety been so masterfully
compressed onto a record's grooves. The Bomb Squad's artistry is
the keynote to the hard, lean delivery, while Chuck D's supremely
pointed lyrics leave no stone of the black experience unturned. It
is not comfortable listening, but on tracks such as 'Don't Believe
The Hype', 'Night Of The Living Baseheads' and 'Rebel Without A
Pause' the listener is left in no doubt that they are facing a
fantastically potent force.