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For many, Public Enemy’s second album is the greatest in rap history. And when it hit music stores in 1988, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back enshrined Chuck D’s gang as the Rolling Stones of hip hop. An uppercut that changed the course of the genre’s history, Public Enemy remains thanks to this album THE benchmark in terms of ideological AND musical engagement. Offering a black version of CNN stripped of political correctness, examining each corner of American society with (extremely) rich rhymes and layers of literate and often carnivorous samples, Public Enemy impose their words as well as their sound. An aggressive approach to musical production (the Bomb Squad led by producer Hank Schocklee) that produces literal acoustic miracles. An electric and groovy tsunami, light years away from the bling-bling rap that would eventually take control of the genre, which attained its creative Golden Age in 1988. This Deluxe Edition includes a second record featuring thirteen bonuses, including the No Noise version of Bring The Noise, instrumentals for Rebel Without a Pause, Night Of The Living Baseheads and Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos, and the soundtrack version of Fight The Power for Spike Lee’s eponymous film. © MZ/Qobuz

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1
Countdown To Armageddon
00:01:40

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - James Henry Boxley III, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Bring The Noise
00:03:46

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - George Clinton Jr., ComposerLyricist - Hank Shocklee, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Charlie Benante, ComposerLyricist - Daniel Alan Spitz, ComposerLyricist - Joseph Bellardini, ComposerLyricist - Frank Joseph Bello, ComposerLyricist - Ian Scott Rosenfeld, ComposerLyricist - James Henry Boxley III, Producer - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Don't Believe The Hype
00:05:19

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer, Executive Producer - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Chuck D., Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Hank Shocklee, Producer - Professor Griff, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Harry Allen, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - James Henry Boxley III, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Flavor Flav, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Fab 5 Freddy, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Carl Ryder, Producer - Erica Johnson, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Oris Josphe, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1988 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Cold Lampin' With Flavor
00:04:17

Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Composer, Producer - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Henry Boxley III, Composer, Producer - William Jonathan Drayton, Author - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
00:04:31

Carlton Ridenhour, Author - N. Rogers, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Producer - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer - James Henry Boxley III, Producer - William Jonathan Drayton, ComposerLyricist - Terminator X, Composer - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Mind Terrorist
00:01:21

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - James Henry Boxley III, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Louder Than A Bomb
00:03:37

Carlton Ridenhour, Author - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Composer, Producer - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Henry Boxley III, Composer, Producer - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Caught, Can We Get A Witness?
00:04:53

Carlton Ridenhour, Author - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Composer, Producer - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Henry Boxley III, Composer, Producer - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Show 'Em Whatcha Got
00:01:56

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - James Henry Boxley III, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
She Watch Channel Zero?!
00:03:49

Carlton Ridenhour, Author - R. GRIFFIN, Author - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Composer, Producer - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Henry Boxley III, Composer, Producer - William Jonathan Drayton, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Night Of The Living Baseheads
00:03:14

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Composer - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer - James Henry Boxley III, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
00:06:23

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer - James Henry Boxley III, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Security Of The First World
00:01:20

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - James Henry Boxley III, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Rebel Without A Pause
00:05:02

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - James Henry Boxley III, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Norman L. Rogers, ComposerLyricist - Carl Rider, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Prophets Of Rage
00:03:18

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - James Henry Boxley III, Producer, ComposerLyricist - William Jonathan Drayton, ComposerLyricist - Carl Rider, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
Party For Your Right To Fight
00:03:25

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, ComposerLyricist - James Henry Boxley III, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

DISC 2

1
Bring The Noise No Noise Version
00:03:45

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Jones, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Eric Sadler, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer - Charlie Benante, ComposerLyricist - Daniel Alan Spitz, ComposerLyricist - Frank Joseph Bello, ComposerLyricist - Ian Scott Rosenfeld, ComposerLyricist - Joe A. Belladonna, ComposerLyricist - James Henry Boxley III, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer - Bill Stephney, Producer

℗ 2014 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Bring The Noise No Noise Instrumental
00:04:23

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Jones, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Eric Sadler, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Charlie Benante, ComposerLyricist - Daniel Alan Spitz, ComposerLyricist - Frank Joseph Bello, ComposerLyricist - Ian Scott Rosenfeld, ComposerLyricist - Joe A. Belladonna, ComposerLyricist - James Henry Boxley III, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer - Bill Stephney, Producer

℗ 2014 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Bring The Noise No Noise A Cappella
00:01:30

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Jones, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Eric Sadler, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Charlie Benante, ComposerLyricist - Daniel Alan Spitz, ComposerLyricist - Frank Joseph Bello, ComposerLyricist - Ian Scott Rosenfeld, ComposerLyricist - Joe A. Belladonna, ComposerLyricist - James Henry Boxley III, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer - Bill Stephney, Producer

℗ 2014 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Rebel Without A Pause Instrumental
00:04:22

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer - James Henry Boxley III, ComposerLyricist - Norman L. Rogers, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 2014 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Night Of The Living Baseheads Anti-High Blood Pressure Encounter Mix
00:05:00

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, Composer, Producer - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer - James Henry Boxley III, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 2014 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Night Of The Living Baseheads Terminator X Meets DST And Chuck Chill Out Instrumental Mix
00:02:54

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, Composer, Producer - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer - James Henry Boxley III, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 2014 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
The Edge Of Panic
00:02:59

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, Producer - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer - William Jonathan Drayton, ComposerLyricist - Norman L. Rogers, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 2014 The Island Def Jam Music Group

8
The Rhythm, The Rebel A Cappella
00:01:10

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Norman L. Rogers, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Prophets Of Rage Power Version
00:03:19

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer - James Henry Boxley III, ComposerLyricist - William Jonathan Drayton, ComposerLyricist - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1988 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Caught, Can We Get A Witness? Pre Black Steel Ballistic Felony Dub
00:05:04

Carlton Ridenhour, Author - Eric Sadler, Composer, Producer - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Henry Boxley III, Composer - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 2014 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
B Side Wins Again
00:03:48

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Keith Shocklee, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - The Bomb Squad, Producer

℗ 1990 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos Instrumental
00:01:16

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - James Henry Boxley III, ComposerLyricist - Bill Stephney, Producer

℗ 2014 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Fight The Power From "Do The Right Thing" Soundtrack
00:05:23

Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Keith Shocklee, Producer, Associate Producer, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Hank Shocklee, Producer - Spike Lee, Producer, Executive Producer - Rod Hui, Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1989 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

For many, Public Enemy’s second album is the greatest in rap history. And when it hit music stores in 1988, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back enshrined Chuck D’s gang as the Rolling Stones of hip hop. An uppercut that changed the course of the genre’s history, Public Enemy remains thanks to this album THE benchmark in terms of ideological AND musical engagement. Offering a black version of CNN stripped of political correctness, examining each corner of American society with (extremely) rich rhymes and layers of literate and often carnivorous samples, Public Enemy impose their words as well as their sound. An aggressive approach to musical production (the Bomb Squad led by producer Hank Schocklee) that produces literal acoustic miracles. An electric and groovy tsunami, light years away from the bling-bling rap that would eventually take control of the genre, which attained its creative Golden Age in 1988. This Deluxe Edition includes a second record featuring thirteen bonuses, including the No Noise version of Bring The Noise, instrumentals for Rebel Without a Pause, Night Of The Living Baseheads and Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos, and the soundtrack version of Fight The Power for Spike Lee’s eponymous film. © MZ/Qobuz

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