IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK
A1: COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON (1:41); A2: BRING THE NOISE
(3:47); A3: DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE (5:20); A4: COLD LAMPIN WITH FLAVOR (4:13); A5: TERMINATOR X TO THE EDGE OF PANIC (4:30); A6: MIND TERRORIST (1:18); A7: LOUDER THAN A BOMB (3:37); A8: CAUGHT, CAN WE GET A WITNESS? (5:03).
B1: SHOW ‘EM WHATCHA GOT (1:57); B2: SHE WATCH CHANNEL
ZERO?! (3:50); B3: NIGHT OF THE LIVING BASEHEADS (3:16); B4: BLACK STEEL IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS (6:25); B5: SECURITY OF THE FIRST WORLD (1:22); B6: REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE (5:05); B7: PROPHETS OF RAGE (3:15); B8: PARTY FOR YOUR RIGHT TO FIGHT (3:27).
CATEGORY: RAP | DURATION: 58 MINUTES
After more than a decade of post-funk disco, electro and formative rap, hip-hop culture finally found its definitive musical voice with Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back – social protest and political rhetoric in the vein of The Last Poets, but backed by a new and abrasive aural mesh of samples (even including Slayer), beats, funk loops, scratching, and other massed synthetic effects. Against the explosive repetitions of this intricately-constructed noise (courtesy of production team The Bomb Squad), Public Enemy rail against all aspects of modern society in an unprecedented outburst of concentrated righteous rage.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”