Wow. First Big Daddy Kane then this , 30 years ago today. My all time hands down favorite hip hop LP. Public Enemy “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back”
I still get chills when the air raid sirens kick off the LP in “Countdown to Armageddon”
The Bomb Squad took the art of sampling to a level no one ever heard. Layers upon layers. They flipped the same James Brown song “The Grunt” on 2 sonically banging tracks “Night Of The Living Baseheads” and “Rebel Without A Pause “ and they didn’t sound alike ! They flipped a Fucking Slayer riff from “Angel Of Death “ on “She Watch Channel Zero”. They made you nod your head but also THINK !
It was the soundtrack to my 18th year on this planet. I listened to it on the way home from work today. As I often do. A copy hangs on my living room wall a shrine to hip hop classics. I have it in every format. Multiple copies and singles.
Real deal hip hop stands the test of time! @mrchuckd_pe
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