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  • It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Quick View

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    It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

    Ranked 78/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.


    25th Anniversary


    I hated that record, said Public Enemy's Chuck D. Believe it or not, he's referring to Bring the Noise, the frenetic first track of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, the group's 1988 agit-rap masterpiece and breakthrough album. Public Enemy had recorded the song in October 1987 for the soundtrack of the forgettable Less Than Zero. When Chuck (a.k.a. Carlton Ridenhour) first heard the final version, he said, I practically threw it out the window.


    He changed his mind later that year when Public Enemy were on tour in England. I kept hearing people ask, 'What's this record you've got out? People are going crazy over it,' he remembered. I was like 'OK, pull that acetate out, and let's play it [in concert].' People went berserk.


    Bring the Noise, along with Rebel Without a Pause and Don't Believe the Hype - all conceived in 1987 at the group's Hempstead, Long Island, studio, Spectrum City - would become the foundation of It Takes a Nation of Millions, an album that's loud, obnoxious, funky, avant-garde, political, uncompromising and hilarious all at once. Chuck may have been disgruntled over Bring the Noise, but he always liked Rebel Without a Pause, the track that introduced Public Enemy's trademark sirenlike horn squeals. Hank Shocklee of PE's production team, the Bomb Squad, says that Rebel started out as a response to Eric B. and Rakim's I Know You Got Soul. We were going for something that had the same feel but with more aggression, Shocklee said. Because we were angry.


    For Rebel, PE coupled piercing squeals (a snippet from the J.B.'s' The Grunt played backward) with James Brown's Funky Drummer (Because that song was my milk, said Shocklee). Then it fell on Chuck to write the lyrics. I remember locking myself in the house for 24 hours, Chuck said. He emerged with verses that emulated Rakim's off-the-rhythm flow but stayed true to his own booming-baritone persona (Soul, rock & roll, comin' like a rhino); Chuck also dropped the name of black activist Joanne Chesimard, hinting at the political direction that his rhymes would soon take.


    Don't Believe the Hype, recorded just before Bring the Noise, was Chuck's first foray into full-fledged polemics, in this case against the media. The lyrics were inspired by a slight against Chuck by New York-area radio DJ Mr. Magic. PE had serious doubts about that song, too. We thought 'Hype' was just garbage, said Shocklee. Again, they saw the response the song got when DMC (of the group Run-DMC) blasted the track out of his Bronco in Harlem on a Saturday night. The whole block was grooving to it, says Shocklee.


    In January 1988, it all fit together. You had the combination of the noise from 'Rebel,' says Chuck, the tempo of 'Bring the Noise' and the subject matter of 'Don't Believe the Hype.' It set off Takes a Nation pretty nice.


    - Rolling Stone

    LP 1
    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?


    LP 2
    1. Show 'Em Whatcha Got
    2. She Watch Channel Zero?!
    3. Night Of The Living Baseheads
    4. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
    5. Security Of The First World
    6. Rebel Without A Pause
    7. Prophets Of Rage
    8. Party For Your Right To Fight

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    Yo! Bum Rush The Show

    Yo! Bum Rush the Show is the debut album from Public Enemy, it was originally released in April 1987 on Def Jam Recordings. The album debuts the
    sample-heavy sound by production team The Bomb Squad and is very much a Rick Rubin-directed production. Each track is comprised of kicking heavy
    guitars toward the front, honing the loops, rhythms, and samples into a roar with as much in common with rock as rap. The rage which is so often the
    focus of "Nation of Millions" is present but with a little more diversity in subject matter that creates a more well-rounded listen. In celebration of Def Jam's
    30th Anniversary UMe will be reissuing this title back on vinyl after being out of print for years.
    1. You're Gonna Get Yours
    2. Sophisticated Bitch
    3. Miuzi Weighs A Ton
    4. Timebomb
    5. Too Much Posse
    6. Rightstarter (Message To A Black Man)
    7. Public Enemy No.1
    8. M.P.E.
    9. Yo! Bum Rush The Show
    10. Raise The Roof
    11. Megablast
    12. Terminator X Speaks With His Hands
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    Fear Of A Black Planet

    Ranked 300/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.


    25th Anniversary


    Fear of a Black Planet was produced by the Bomb Squad and features the hit singles, "Fight the Power,"
    "Welcome to the Terrordome" and Flavor Flav's "911 Is a Joke."


    Fear of a Black Planet, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015, finished #300 on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and
    was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2005. The album is certified platinum by the RIAA for more than one million
    shipped, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Writes Wax Poetics editor-in-chief Torres in the liner notes, "Though it sits in the shadow of It Takes a
    Nation of Millions to Hold us Back, Fear of a Black Planet is a formidable contender for one of the finest hip-hop albums ever recorded."

    1. Contract On The World Love Jam (Instrumental)
    2. Brothers Gonna Work It Out
    3. 911 Is A Joke
    4. Incident At 66.6 FM [Instrumental]
    5. Welcome To The Terrordome
    6. Meet the G That Killed Me
    7. Pollywanacraka
    8. Anti-Nigger Machine
    9. Burn Hollywood Burn (featuring Ice Cube)
    10. Power To The People
    11. Who Stole The Soul?
    12. Fear Of A Black Planet
    13. Revolutionary Generation
    14. Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya, Man!
    15. Reggie Jax
    16. Leave This Off Your Fu*kin Charts (Instrumental)
    17. B Side Wins Again
    18. War At 33 1/3
    19. Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned (Instrumental)
    20. Fight The Power
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    Rhyme Pays

    Rhyme Pays is the debut album of Ice-T, originally released in 1987.


    As a musician, Ice-T played a major role in the creation of the gangsta incarnation of hip-hop music and was a colossus of the West Coast hip-hop scene, despite his East Coast, greater New York, origins. Though his music displays a political consciousness, like the indictments of racism that were a hallmark of seminal hip-hop group Public Enemy, it also is nihilistic as befits a chronicler of street life.The charismatic Ice-T has also achieved success as an actor in movies and on TV. He plays Detective Odafin Tutuola on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

    1. Intro/Rhyme Pays
    2. 6 'N The Mornin'
    3. Make It Funky
    4. Somebody Gotta Do It (Pimpin' Ain't Easy)
    5. 409
    6. I Love Ladies
    7. Sex
    8. Pain
    9. Squeeze The Trigger
    Ice-T
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  • Prophets of Rage (Pre-Order) (On Sale) Prophets of Rage (Pre-Order) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Prophets of Rage (Pre-Order) (On Sale)

    Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill have lived the resistance from day one. So it's no surprise that in the midst of 2016's tumultuous election, the revolutionary musicians would join together as Prophets of Rage to combat the coming storm, whatever it may be.

    While the fierce independence and enduring influence of their collective lineage is nearly impossible to overstate, these creative kindred spirits knew immediately this was a different beast. Set for release in September of 2017, Prophets of Rage, their explosive, self-titled debut LP, exemplifies the band's commitment to creating a more decent and humane world. The 12 tracks, produced by Brendan O'Brien fuse the diverse styles, sonic firepower and hard-hitting social consciousness of the group's previous work into an inventive and commanding new musical statement.

    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Radical Eyes
    2. Unfuck the World
    3. Legalize Me
    4. Living on the 110
    5. The Counteroffensive
    6. Hail to the Chief
    7. Take Me Higher
    8. Strength in Numbers
    9. Fired A Shot
    10. Who Owns Who
    11. Hands Up
    12. Smashit
    Prophets Of Rage
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  • Planet Earth: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Greatest Rap Hits Planet Earth: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Greatest Rap Hits Quick View

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    Planet Earth: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Greatest Rap Hits

    Released as a tie-in to Public Enemy's deserved 2013 induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the 2013 compilation Planet Earth is a little confusing and for more than one reason. First, it largely chronicles PE from 1990 on, with only Louder Than a Bomb dating from anything earlier than Fear of a Black Planet, and the cuts from that 1990 album and anything released after aren't exactly pristine. Everything here is just slightly off: either the mastering is brickwalled or samples are excised, but if things are re-recorded -- and it often seems like they are -- they're close enough to the originals to fool. Which is frustrating, as there are some songs that are indeed the originals (Public Enemy No. 1) but others just feel not quite right, and the liner notes never bother to explain why things would sound so different here. It's all still pretty good -- the originals are great and PE still retain muscle years later -- but it's hard to endorse an album that seems to purposely skate around its origins, plus, there are many big songs that should've been here (Bring the Noise, Don't Believe the Hype, Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos, Night of the Living Baseheads, all selections from It Takes a Nation of Millions, are missing). So, Planet Earth winds up falling short of the celebration it intends to be but there are still enough masterworks to make it a serviceable sampler even if it never transcends that designation.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Welcome to the Terrordome
    2. Can't Truss It
    3. 911 Is a Joke
    4. Shut 'Em Down
    5. Fight the Power
    6. Give It Up
    7. Harder Than You Think
    8. By The Time I Get To Arizona
    9. Everything
    10. Louder Than A Bomb
    11. Lost At Birth
    12. I Shall Not Be Moved
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  • Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black Quick View

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    Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black

    Apocalypse 91 The Enemy Strikes Black is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy. It debuts production team Imperial Grand Ministers of Funk, which consisted of producers Stuart Robertz, Cerwin 'C-Dawg' Depper, Gary G-Wiz, and The JBL.
    Lost at Birth
    Rebirth
    Nighttrain
    Can't Truss It
    I Don't Wanna Be Called Yo Niga
    How to Kill a Radio Consultant
    By the Time I Get to Arizona
    Move!
    1 Million Bottlebags
    More News at 11
    Shut 'Em Down
    A Letter to the New York Post
    Get the Fuck Outta Dodge
    Bring tha Noize
    Public Enemy
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    Tougher Than Leather

    Too many people sleep on Tougher Than Leather, Run-DMC's fourth album. But hear us out as we plead the case for this amazing LP.


    By 1988 there was a lot more competition in the rap game - Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B. & Rakim, Ice-T and many more had given Hollis, Queens' prodigal sons lots of competition. But Joe, Darryl, and Jay were still at the top of their game, and hip-hop fans should never let this classic - chiefly produced by their Queens neighbor, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Davy D[MX] - get lost in their crates.


    For starters, the album's first single, "Run's House" b/w "Beats To The Rhyme" is arguably the most powerful one-two punch of the trio's career, showing contenders to the rap throne that they could still destroy a beat, tag-teaming with power at any speed. Not to be lost in the shuffle, fans were also reminded on both sides that Jam-Master Jay remained one of the world's best DJs, flexing the pinnacle of what would be called "turntablism" a decade later. Both songs show a musical telepathy between all three that has rarely been equaled.


    The second single, "Mary, Mary," driven by an infectious Monkees sample, took a different approach, shrewdly ensuring that pop fans who jumped on the Raising Hell bandwagon had something to chew on. But, like "Walk This Way," the song wasn't just bubblegum - there was an edge to it, and the lyrical gymnastics were very real. It wasn't selling out, it was allowing fans to buy in. "Papa Crazy," driven in concept and by a sample from the Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone," followed a similar pop-leaning path.


    Overall, the lyrical content on the album was a step up from the group's first three LPs. It's easy to infer, looking back, that they were feeling the heat from their younger competitors in the rap game. The genre was changing fast, and they were up to the challenge. On cuts like "Radio Station," they bring substance to the grooves, by attacking Black Radio for its continual denigration of rap. "Tougher Than Leather" reminds the world that they were still the Kings of Rock, with hard guitars to drive the point home. And "They Call Us Run-DMC" and "Soul To Rock And Roll" both bring things back to their early days, with sure-fire park jam rhymes and killer cuts.


    Tougher Than Leather, which went platinum up against a lot of competition, perfectly bookends the '80s output of one of the decade's most important groups. It encompasses the full range of the trio's capabilities and reminds us that Run-DMC should never be forgotten as both pioneers and party-rockers. And so, we say, long live Joe, Darryl, and Jay!

    1. Run's House
    2. Mary, Mary
    3. They Call Us Run DMC
    4. Beats To The Rhyme
    5. Radio Station
    6. Papa Crazy
    7. Tougher Than Leather
    8. I'm Not Going Out Like That
    9. How'd Ya Do It Dee
    10. Miss Elaine
    11. Soul To Rock And Roll
    12. Ragtime
    RUN DMC
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    Do The Right Thing

    The soundtrack for director Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing is a window into the classics hip-hop/R&B scene circa 1989. Peppered with new jack era slabs of wax from the likes of Public Enemy (the iconic Fight the Power), summer party staples from E.U. (Party Hearty) and Teddy Riley (My Fantasy), and deep slow jams from Perri and Al Jarreau, it's the perfect background for a hot night in the city, and like the film itself, it's both frivolous and foreboding.
    1. Fight the Power
    2. My Fantasy
    3. Party Hearty
    4. Can't Stand It
    5. Why Don't We Try?
    6. Feel So Good
    7. Don't Shoot Me
    8. Hard to Say
    9. Prove to Me
    10. Never Explain Love
    11. Tu y Yo/We Love [Jingle]
    Various Artists
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  • Def Jam 30th Anniversary: Greatest Hits Def Jam 30th Anniversary: Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Def Jam 30th Anniversary: Greatest Hits


    Limited Edition Classic Turntable 6 LP Box Set + T-Shirt


    Def Jam Recordings, the label credited as the most definitive voice in the spread of hip-hop from an underground music phenomenon to a worldwide
    movement, is celebrating its 30th anniversary all year long in 2014, along with Def Jam founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons. This box set is a
    culmination of the labels greatest hits from its extensive roster of artists.


    Hip-hop - and its most definitive voice, Def Jam - has been an astonishingly tireless engine of change in American and global culture. For 30 years, the
    greatest names in the history of hip-hop - from LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys to Rihanna and Kanye West, from Public Enemy to Jay-Z, Rick Ross,
    Jeezy, Ludacris, The Roots, Nas, 2 Chainz and dozens more - have made Def Jam Recordings the ultimate destination for urban artists around the
    world.

    Volume 1
    1. Rock The Bells - LL COOL J
    2. 911 Is A Joke - PUBLIC ENEMY
    3. Children's Story - SLICK RICK
    4. Fight The Power - PUBLIC ENEMY
    5. Crossover - EPMD
    6. Hip Hop Junkies - NICE & SMOOTH
    7. Slam - ONYX
    8. Tonight's Da Night - REDMAN
    9. Deeper - BOSS feat. PAPA JUGGY
    10. Regulate - WARREN G feat. NATE DOGG
    11. This Is How We Do It - MONTELL JORDAN
    12. I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By - METHOD MAN feat. MARY J. BLIGE
    13. Doin It - LL COOL J
    14. Ruff Ryders Anthem - DMX
    15. Touch Me Tease Me - CASE feat. FOXY BROWN


    Volume 2
    1. Get Me Home - FOXY BROWN & BLACKSTREET
    2. Foolish - ASHANTI
    3. Put It On Me - JA RULE & VITA
    4. Make Me Better - FABOLOUS feat. NE-YO
    5. Oh Boy - CAM'RON & JUELZ SANTANA
    6. Move Bitch - LUDACRIS feat. MYSTIKAL & I-20
    7. Get Busy - THE ROOTS feat. DICE RAW & PEEDI PEEDI
    8. Guess Who's Back - SCARFACE feat. JAY Z & BEANIE SIGEL
    9. Hustlin - RICK ROSS
    10. Put On - JEEZY & KANYE WEST
    11. Can't Tell Me Nothing - KANYE WEST
    12. No Lie - 2 CHAINZ
    13. My Last - BIG SEAN feat. CHRIS BROWN
    14. Niggas In Paris - JAY Z & KANYE WEST
    15. My Nigga - YG feat. JEEZY & RICH HOMIE QUAN


    Selections From The Roots Of Def Jam
    (as Curated by Rick Rubin, Co-Founder of Def Jam Recordings)

    1. Body Rock - THE TREACHEROUS 3
    2. Rockin It - THE FEARLESS FOUR
    3. On The Radio - CRASH CREW
    4. Funk Box Party - THE MASTERDON COMMITTEE
    5. Action (12 Version) - ORANGE KRUSH
    6. Live At The Fever - STARSKI
    7. Looking For The Perfect Beat (12 Version) - AFRIKA BAMBAATAA
    8. Optimo - LIQUID LIQUID
    9. Al-Naafyish (The Soul) - HASHIM
    10. Drum Machine - JAYCO RECORDS
    11. Set It Off - STRAFE
    12. Fresh Is The Word - MANTRONIX
    13. A Fly Girl - THE BOOGIE BOYS

    Various Artists
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  • Most Of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp (On Sale) Most Of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Most Of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp (On Sale)

    Side 4 contains Serato Control Tone!


    Limited to 500 Copies!


    11 tracks laden with the sonic and word fury Public Enemy has been known for. CHUCK D, FLAVOR FLAV, DJ LORD, PROFESSOR GRIFF, the baNNed and S1WS all contribute. It's a new sound with the CLASSIC Bomb Squad like assembly approach with contributors like ZTRIP, LARGE PROFESSOR, BUMPY KNUCKLES, with BROTHER ALI, CORMEGA, and Hall Of Famer DMC and others. Now on double vinyl! Limited to 500 copies, celebrate PE's Induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in style!

    1. Run Till It's Dark
    2. Get Up Stand Up
    3. Most Of My Heroes STILL Don't Appear on NO Stamp Part I
    4. I Shall Not Be Moved
    5. Get It In
    6. Hoover Music ...Don't Appear on NO Stamp Part II
    7. Catch The Thrown
    8. RLTK
    9. Truth Decay ...Don't Appear on NO Stamp Part III
    10. FassFood
    11. WTF? ...Don't Appear on NO Stamp Part IV
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    Man Plans God Laughs (On Sale)

    Brand New Album by Public Enemy


    ''Man Plans God Laughs,'' is the brand new album by Hall of Famers Public Enemy. Chuck, Flavor, Lord, Griff, G-Wiz and the S1W's return for another album, bringing you all new music. If you thought your favorite PE album was ''Apocalypse 91,'' wait until you here this one!


    Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff. Formed in Long Island, New York in 1982, they are known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media, with an active interest in the frustrations and concerns of the African American community.

    1. No Sympathy from the Devil
    2. Me to We
    3. Man Plans God Laughs
    4. Give Peace a Damn
    5. Those Who Know, Know Who
    6. Mine Again
    7. Lost in Space Music
    8. Corplantationopoly
    9. Earthizen
    10. Praise the Loud
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  • Public Enemy - Live At Metropolis Studios (Super Deluxe) Public Enemy - Live At Metropolis Studios (Super Deluxe) Quick View

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    Public Enemy - Live At Metropolis Studios (Super Deluxe)

    Clear Vinyl


    On 8/6/14, Public Enemy performed at London's Metropolis Studios in the most intimate gig of their career. The
    performance is now available on DVD, BluRay, 2LP, 2CD and digital download + a Limited Edition Super Deluxe
    boxset (BluRay, 2CDs, 2LPs on Clear Vinyl, a 12" Booklet and MP3 download). Captured in 1080p HD video
    (BluRay only) and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, the DVD/BluRay also has video interviews with Chuck D, Flavor
    Flav & the S1Ws with approx. 120 mins of the band's biggest hits!

    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. Lost At Birth

    3. Miuzi Weighs A Ton

    4. Get Up Stand Up

    5. Rebel Without Pause

    6. 911 Is A Joke

    7. Welcome To The Terrordome

    8. Hoovermusic

    9. Medley: Black Steel In The Hour/Beat Lord Pharaoh/Our Way/Do You Wanna Go Our Way

    10. Show 'Em Whatcha Got

    11. Bring The Noise


    LP 2
    1. Don't Believe The Hype

    2. Can't Truss It

    3. He Got Game

    4. Night Of The Living Baseheads

    5. I Shall Not Be Moved

    6. Fight The Power (Soul Power - Who Stole This Soul)

    7. Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man

    8. 31 Flavors

    9. Shut 'Em Down

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    Public Enemy - Live At Metropolis Studios

    A special performance by one of the most influential hip hop acts of all time at the world famous Metropolis Sound Studio in London. Twenty-five years after the release of Public Enemy's most successful album Fear of a Black Planet, the rap legends Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord and The S1W perform all of their fan favorites.
    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. Lost At Birth

    3. Miuzi Weighs A Ton

    4. Get Up Stand Up

    5. Rebel Without Pause

    6. 911 Is A Joke

    7. Welcome To The Terrordome

    8. Hoovermusic

    9. Medley: Black Steel In The Hour/Beat Lord Pharaoh/Our Way/Do You Wanna Go Our Way

    10. Show 'Em Whatcha Got

    11. Bring The Noise


    LP 2
    1. Don't Believe The Hype

    2. Can't Truss It

    3. He Got Game

    4. Night Of The Living Baseheads

    5. I Shall Not Be Moved

    6. Fight The Power (Soul Power - Who Stole This Soul)

    7. Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man

    8. 31 Flavors

    9. Shut 'Em Down

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  • AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Remastered) AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Remastered) Quick View

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    AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Remastered)

    Remastered


    When Ice Cube split from N.W.A after the group's seminal Straight Outta Compton album changed the world forever, expectations were high, too high to ever be met by anyone but the most talented of artists, and at his most inspired. At the time Cube was just that. With AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted the rapper expanded upon Compton, making a more full-bodied album that helped boost the role of the individual in hip-hop.


    Save the dramatic intro where a mythical Ice Cube is fried in the electric chair, his debut is filled with eye-level views of the inner city that are always vivid, generally frightening, generally personal, and sometimes humorous in the gallows style. Ripping it quickly over a loop from George Clinton's Atomic Dog, Cube asks the question that would be central to his early career, Why there more niggas in the pen than in college?, while sticking with the mutual distrust and scare tactics N.W.A used to wipe away any hopes of reconciliation (They all scared of the Ice Cube/And what I say what I portray and all that/And ain't even seen the gat). What I'm kicking to you won't get rotation/Nowhere in the nation he spits on the classic Turn Off the Radio, which when coupled with the intoxicating Bomb Squad production and Cube's cocksure delivery that's just below a shout, makes one think he's the only radio the inner city needs.


    The Bomb Squad's amazing work on the album proves they've been overly associated with Public Enemy, since their ability to adapt to AmeriKKKa's more violent and quick revolution is underappreciated. Their high point is the intense Endangered Species, a live by the trigger song that offers It's a shame, that niggas die young/But to the light side it don't matter none. This street knowledge venom with ultra fast funk works splendidly throughout the album, with every track hitting home, although the joyless You Can't Fade Me has alienated many a listener since kicking a possibly pregnant woman in the stomach is a very hard one to take. Just to be as confusing as the world he lives in, the supposedly misogynistic Cube introduces female protÉgÉ Yo-Yo with It's a Man's World before exiting with The Bomb, a perfectly unforgiving and visceral closer.


    Save a couple Arsenio Hall disses, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted is a timeless, riveting exercise in anger, honesty, and the sociopolitical possibilities of hip-hop.


    - David Jeffries (All Music Guide)

    1. Better off Dead
    2. The Nigga Ya Love to Hate
    3. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
    4. What They Hittin' Foe?
    5. You Can't Fade Me/JD's Gaffilin'
    6. Once Upon a Time in the Projects
    7. Turn Off the Radio
    8. Endangered Species (Tales From the Darkside)
    9. A Gangsta's Fairytale
    10. I'm Only Out for One Thang
    11. Get off My *** and Tell Yo ***** to Come Here
    12. The Drive-By
    13. Rollin' Wit the Lench Mob
    14. Who's the Mack?
    15. It's a Man's World
    16. The Bomb
    Ice Cube
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    Power

    Power is the second album by Ice-T. Released originally in 1988, the album produced the single and video I'm Your Pusher, which got Ice-T major air-play on MTV.


    As a musician, Ice-T played a major role in the creation of the gangsta incarnation of hip-hop music and was a colossus of the West Coast hip-hop scene, despite his East Coast, greater New York, origins. Though his music displays a political consciousness, like the indictments of racism that were a hallmark of seminal hip-hop group Public Enemy, it also is nihilistic as befits a chronicler of street life.The charismatic Ice-T has also achieved success as an actor in movies and on TV. He plays Detective Odafin Tutuola on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

    1. Intro
    2. Power
    3. Drama
    4. Heartbeat
    5. The Syndicate
    6. Radio Suckers
    7. I'm Your Pusher/Pusherman
    8. Personal
    9. Girls L.G.B.N.A.F.
    10. High Rollers
    11. Grand Larceny
    12. Soul On Ice
    13. Outro
    Ice-T
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    There's A Riot Goin' On (45 RPM)

    Ranked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Sly And The Family Stone There's A Riot Goin' On 180 gram 45RPM 2LP from ORG Music


    Inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999 & Ranked #99 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!


    More than four decades after they first stormed the Pop and R&B charts in the winter of 1968 with "Dance To the Music" - a groundbreaking jam that has the distinction of being chosen for the Grammy Hall Of Fame, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock, and Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time - the music of Sly and the Family Stone is more vital than ever.


    The band's catalog (every single composition penned by Sylvester Stewart aka Sly Stone) includes their three career-defining RIAA gold Billboard #1 Pop/ #1 R&B smashes, "Everyday People," "Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)" and "Family Affair," and their signature Top 40 hits that began with "Dance To the Music" and went on to include "Stand!," "Hot Fun In the Summertime," "Runnin' Away," "If You Want Me To Stay," "Time For Livin', and more.


    Those songs not only inspired an era of youthful rebellion and independence, but also had a potent effect on the course of modern music in general. A dazzling fusion of psychedelic rock, soul, gospel, jazz, and Latin flavors, Sly's music brought the next step - funk - to a disparate populace of hip artists. From Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, to the halls of Motown and George Clinton's P-Funk, from Michael Jackson and Curtis Mayfield, down the line to Bob Marley, the Isley Brothers, Prince, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arrested Development, the Black Eyed Peas, the Roots, OutKast and on and on, Sly's DNA is traceable to every cell of the musical stratosphere.


    Since it took almost two years to make, the fifth album by bonafide superstars Sly and the Family Stone had everyone salivating in anticipation. Needless to say, Sly did not disappoint! 1971's There's A Riot Goin' On finds the Bay Area-based genius getting funkier than ever before, even as his artistic vision becomes progressively darker. Some may have been disappointed that Sly didn't simply re-create the chart successes of earlier singles, but who can argue with the flat-out brilliance of turning recent big hit Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) on its head to create the mind-boggling Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa.


    Two of this hypnotic album's best tunes Family Affair and Runnin' Away were gigantic chart hits, and There's A Riot Goin' On hit #1 Pop/ #1 R&B within a few weeks of its release in November, proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that Sly Stone could totally deliver the goods! A transformative masterpiece, There's A Riot Goin' On was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999, and is ranked #99 on Rolling Stone magazine's '500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.'

    Luv N' Haight

    Just Like A Baby

    Poet

    Family Affair

    Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle

    There's A Riot Goin' On
    Brave & Strong

    (You Caught Me) Smilin'

    Time

    Spaced Cowboy

    Runnin' Away

    Thank You For Talking To Me Africa
    Sly & The Family Stone
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    Holy Intellect

    Holy Intellect was Poor Righteous Teachers' excellent debut, as well as the group's highest-charting release, peaking at number 142 on the Billboard 200. Rhymes reflecting the beliefs of the Five Percent Nation never translated to mass appeal, but the group's inability to become more popular is kind of surprising, given that this album can be enjoyed by any fan of Gang Starr, Main Source, the Jungle Brothers, or A Tribe Called Quest. At the very least, it contains some of the era's most undervalued MCing. Perhaps it was the group's name, neither as tough-sounding as Public Enemy nor as clever as Brand Nubian. Or maybe they just lacked that one big breakout single. Produced mostly by Tony Tony D Depula (YZ, Jazzy Jay, King Sun), Holy Intellect contains many examples of late-'80s/early-'90s rap positing brainy lyrics over energizing productions suited for a party. Having a good time and feeding your mind didn't have to be mutually exclusive events. Take Butt Naked Booty Bless, which, instrumentally, could be used for any old crowd-goading chatter, rather than Wise Intelligent lines like Lessons are the key to the style I drop/Hip-hop, not miscellaneous rhymes. It is worth noting that three tracks were released as singles that hit the Billboard rap chart: the hard-charging Holy Intellect, the relaxed Rock Dis Funky Joint, and the tender Shakiyla, (which sampled Zapp's Be Alright before Big Daddy Kane's Prince of Darkness and 2Pac's Keep Ya Head Up).

    - Andy Kellman (All Music Guide)
    1. Can I Start This?
    2. Rock Dis Funky Joint
    3. Strictly Ghetto
    4. Holy Intellect
    5. Shakiyla
    6. Time To Say Peace
    7. Style Dropped/Lessons Taught
    8. Speaking Upon a Blackman
    9. So Many Teachers
    10. Word From the Wise
    11. Butt Naked Booty Bless
    12. Poor Righteous Teachers
    Poor Righteous Teachers
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    He Got Game

    He Got Game is a soundtrack and sixth studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy. It was released as the soundtrack to Spike Lee's 1998 film of the same name and was the group's last album for Def Jam. This album has pure energy, pure lyrics, pure beats while maintain that classic Public Enemy sound.
    LP1
    1. Resurrection
    2. He Got Game
    3. Unstoppable
    4. Shake Your Booty
    5. Is Your God A Dog
    6. House Of The Rising Son


    LP2
    1. Revelation 33 1/3 Revolutions
    2. Game Face
    3. Politics Of The Sneaker Pimps
    4. What You Need Is Jesus
    5. Super Agent
    6. Go Cat Go
    7. Sudden Death (Interlude)

    Public Enemy
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    Disillusion (Awaiting Repress)

    O'Brother return with their sophomore studio album Disillusion, The band ventured out of their hometown of Atlanta, GA to the bitter cold of Long Island this past winter to hole up in the studio with engineer/producer Mike Sapone (Brand New, Public Enemy, Daytrader). The result is a heavier, refined follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2012 debut Garden Window which the Wall Street Journal's Jim Fusilli described as, " a brutalizing blend of
    industrial rock, alt-metal and metal featuring a three-guitar attack ." In addition the album
    had both Guitar World and Decibel comparing them to Radiohead and the Melvins and Consequence of Sound threw in Queens of the Stone Age and Tool comparisons, summing things up with " Garden Window feels really fucking loud, and does this really fucking well ."


    After wrapping things in the studio, the band hit the road this spring with the legendary Alice In Chains for a stint of support dates and along the way, appeared at a number of festivals including
    Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma. In the past three years, they have been on countless national tours, sharing the stage with Manchester Orchestra, The Dear Hunter, Cage the Elephant, Alice In Chains, Thrice, Caspian, and Circa Survive along with a handful of headlining tours. O'Brother is extremely excited to continue on the festival tip by making their first ever appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago this August just weeks before Disillusion is set to drop.

    1. Come Into The Divide
    2. Parasitical
    3. Context
    4. Perilous Love
    5. Path of Folly
    6. Oblivion
    7. Transience
    8. Disillusion
    9. Absence
    10. Radiance
    O'Brother
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    If I'm The Devil...

    letlive.'s new album, If I'm the Devil is a strident, principled and heavy work. It's also perfectly suited for someone who just wants to pound on the steering wheel after a hard day at school, work, or whatever institution happens to command most of your waking life. Just consider the name "letlive." - it's meant to be life-affirming above all else.


    Frontman Jason Aalon Bulter has an ambitious nature which takes him to extremely lofty places. He acknowledges that letlive. is a punk band and one that reflects humanity
    as a collection of emotional, frontal-lobe beings. At the same time, he fully believes that letlive. can access that utopian, inexplicable transcendental quality that allows art
    to reach budding revolutionaries the way books and other oratory cannot.


    letlive. continually refuse to be constrainedby the ideas of "scene" - whether letlive. is punk, metalcore, indie, rap, whatever, Butler finds these labels to be another form of systematic oppression. He grew up with Black Flag and Circle Jerks as well as 2Pacalypse and Xzibit's At the Speed of Life - it's all revolutionary counterculture music to him.


    "Punk is more an ideology than a scene dictated by what pants you wear. What are you saying, what do you believe in? That's to me a better identifier." If their new album, If I'm the Devil needs a genre, Butler would call it "revolutionary counterculture music" , like a more emotional Rage Against the Machine, or Public Enemy with more inclusive politics. Butler grew up as a skater disillusioned with what he saw as a heteronormative, patriarchal punk rock scene until the older kids showed him black artists such as Bad Brains, Living Colour and Fishbone. "Punk rock is inclusive if you want to be included," Butler states, recognizing how letlive. can speak for people who feel they lack representation.

    1. I've Learned To Love Myself
    2. NÜ Romantics
    3. Good Mourning, America
    4. Who You Are Not
    5. A Weak Ago
    6. Foreign Cab Rides
    7. Reluctantly Dead
    8. Elephant
    9. Another Offensive Song
    10. If I'm The Devil...
    11. Copper Colored Quiet
    Letlive
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    Cost of Living (Pre-Order) (On Sale)

    Includes Poster

    The United States' myriad inequalities, hatreds and phobias are painfully evident in 2017, offering proof that the age-old dichotomy of "political bands" versus "apolitical bands" simply doesn't exist. Either you are comfortable and unfazed by the current reigning power structures, or you use your music as a vehicle for the dismantling of oppression and the creation of something better. No matter what your songs are about, you are choosing a side.

    The position of Providence, RI's Downtown Boys has been clear since they started storming through basements and DIY spaces with their radically-minded rock music: they are here to topple the white-cis-het hegemony and draft a new history. Downtown Boys began by combining revolutionary ideals with boundless energy and contagious, inclusive fun, and their resolve has only strengthened as their sound and audience have grown.

    Cost of Living is their third full-length, following a self-released 2012 debut and 2015's Full Communism on Don Giovanni Records. They recorded it with Guy Picciotto (Fugazi; producer of Blonde Redhead, The Gossip), one of indie-rock's most mythological figures, in the producer's chair. Picciotto fostered the band's improvisational urges while pulling the root of their music to the forefront: unflinching choruses, fearlessly confrontational vocals, and the sense that each song will incite the room into action, sending bodies into motion that were previously thought to have atrophied.

    Downtown Boys are keenly aware of the increased visibility and credibility that comes with signing to a corporate-media conglomerate such as Sub Pop. They're using this platform as a megaphone for their protest music, amplifying and centering Chicana, queer, and Latino voices in the far-too-whitewashed world of rock. In just one example, album-opener "A Wall" rides the feel-good power that drove so many tunes by The Clash and Wire as it calls out the idea that a wall could ever succeed in snuffing the humanity and spirit of those it's designed to crush.

    Compared to previous efforts, Downtown Boys have shifted from a once-meaty brass section to the subtler melodic accompaniment of keyboards and a saxophone, coloring their anthems with warm, bright tones while singer/lyricist Victoria Ruiz spits out her frustrations and passions. Some might say it shows a sense of maturity, as Downtown Boys have undoubtedly smoothed down some of their earlier edges, but there is no compromise to their righteous assault and captivating presence. Like the socially conscious groups of years past, from Public Enemy to Rage Against the Machine, Downtown Boys harness powerful sloganeering, repetitive grooves, and earworm hooks to create one of the most necessary musical statements of the day. We should all do well to take notice!

    - Matt Korvette, Pissed Jeans

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    1. A Wall
    2. I'm Enough (I Want More)
    3. Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)
    4. Promissory Note
    5. Because You
    6. Violent Complicity
    7. It Can't Wait
    8. Tonta
    9. Heroes (Interlude)
    10. Lips That Bite
    11. Clara Rancia
    12. Bulletproof (Outro)
    Downtown Boys
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    Poison (Out Of Stock)

    In 1988 KRS One made the poignant declaration of never trusting a "big butt and a smile" on Boogie Down Productions song "Jimmy". Truer words have never been spoken. Fast forward 2 years later, Bell Biv DeVoe are smashing the charts (Urban to Pop) with their debut single "Poison", and in taking KRS's words of wisdom the exact phrase - "never
    trusting a big butt and a smile" has a major part of the chorus. The world over was singing it. Where once Hip Hop was borrowing from R&B, here the tables were turned, and for good reason : Bell Biv DeVoe weren't making your typical New Jack Swing of the
    day, the music sounded closer to a Public Enemy or Ice Cube album. This wasn't your parent's R&B.


    With help from Public Enemy producers Eric Sadler, Hank and Keith Shocklee, and several others, Bell Biv Devoe had crafted their debut album Poison which went number 1 on Billboard's R&B/HipHop chart. Poison also spawned other significant hits which
    include the title track, "Do Me", B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)? When Will I See You Smile Again? and She's Dope". The success this album had on R&B and Pop Culture was unimaginable. By this point other R&B artists tried their best at emulating the sound,
    style and (hate to say it) 'swagger' of BBD, but by then it was too late. What BBD was doing is not something many (even their former bandmates) could easily duplicate. And now listening to this album 23 years later it sounds just as fresh and exciting as it did the day it dropped.

    1. Dope!
    2. B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)?
    3. Let Me Know Something!?
    4. Do Me!
    5. Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph And Johnny
    6. (Word To Mutha)!
    7. Poison
    8. Ain't Nut'in Changed!
    9. When Will I See You Again?
    10. I Do Need You
    Bell Biv Devoe
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    Damn Right, I Am Somebody (Out Of Stock)


    150 Gram Vinyl - In Stoughton Jacket


    Includes 22x22 Poster


    "To me, happiness is Fred Wesley playing his horn." - James Brown


    In 1974 one of James Brown's most important band-leaders and sidemen -
    trombonist Fred Wesley would release not one but two albums as a leader including
    Damn Right, I Am Somebody. Starting with an evocative cover it was clear to fans
    that this album wasn't all about a party. Deep messages abound in the songs here,
    such as the nearly 10-minute workout "I'm Paying Taxes, But What Am I Buying."
    Social messages aside, Fred and his assembled JBs were a party-moving funk
    machine at heart, as heard on "If You Don't Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try It
    Again Paarty" and the laid-back groove of "Same Beat" (with prototypical sampling of
    Jesse Jackson exhorting an audience to chant "I am / Somebody"). Nestled among
    these raise-your-fist classics is one of the most experimental funk cut ever made:
    "Blow Your Head," known to relatively modern listeners as the backbone of Public
    Enemy's "Public Enemy #1" (from 1987).


    Get On Down pays reverent tribute to this classic by pressing it on 150-gram vinyl,
    housed in a 1970s style Stoughton jacket. In addition, the package comes with a 22"
    x 22" poster featuring the original cover art.

    1. Damn Right, I Am Somebody
    2. Blow Your Head
    3. I'm Payin' Taxes, What Am I Buyin'?
    4. Same Beat (Pt 1)
    5. If You Don't Get It The First Time, Back It Up And Try Again, Parrty
    6. Make Me What You Want Me To Be
    7. Going to Get A Thrill
    8. You Sure Love To Ball
    Fred Wesley & The JB's
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