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Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back album download
Performer: Public Enemy
Title: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Country: US
Released: 1988
Style: Conscious
Rating: 4.2/5
Format: MP3 FLAC APE MP3 AHX AAC MP3 AU AC3
FLAC size: 1537 mb | MP3 size: 1241 mb | WMA size: 1527 mb
Genre: Hip hop

Nation of Millions netted Public Enemy the elusive American audience and platinum sales their debut couldn’t, and it changed the face of rap music. The hip-hop landscape of ‘89-’90 was dotted with sample-heavy sons of Nation. Chuck sent early copies of the album out west to Dre and Ice Cube, and . s landmark Straight Outta Compton cropped up like a gangsta rap rejoinder to the Bomb Squad ethos. Critics warmed to Public Enemy in the wake of It Takes a Nation of Millions but remained suspicious of their political affiliations. If Farrakhan’s a prophet my dick’s bigger than Don Howland’s, Village Voice scribe Robert Christgau quipped in a year-end roundup, but that doesn’t make Nation of Millions anything less than the bravest and most righteous experimental pop of the decade. Others would be less warm as Professor Griff’s incendiary ethics began to strike sour notes.

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Us Back appealed to the punk and metal communities. For a brief time, Public Enemy brought them all together and convinced them that there was strength in numbers. Even a nation of millions wouldn't hold them back. Main Image: (Clockwise from bottom left) Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Terminator X, S1W and Chuck D of Public Enemy pose for a portrait in a studio in 1988. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

Noting the enthusiastic response toward their live shows, Public Enemy intended with Nation of Millions to make the music of a faster tempo than the previous album for performance purposes. The album charted for 49 weeks on the US Billboard 200, peaking at number 42. By August 1989, it was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of one million copies in the United States

Public Enemy released their second studio album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, in April 1988. The album peaked at number 42 on the Billboard 200. It has since sold . million copies in the US, earning a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Four of the album's singles charted on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: "Bring the Noise", "Don't Believe the Hype", "Night of. the Living Baseheads" and "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos"  . It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Released: June 28, 1988 (US).

Each of Public Enemy's first three (and best three) records, over time, has come to appeal to a different group. Underground hardcore hip-hop heads love Yo! Bum Rush The Show. Fear Of A Black Planet - the follow up to this album - has found a following in the general public. You often find that Fear Of A Black Planet makes it higher than the others in reader-voted polls. Arguments about what the greatest hip-hop album (or even greatest Public Enemy album) is are ultimately useless. All you need to know is that it's great. Not many rap albums are indespensible.

This album certainly seems to back the theory up. A year after the polemic of Chuck D, the sneer of Flavor Flav and the post-modern noise concrete of the Bomb Squad burst onto the public consciousness with Yo, Bum Rush The Show, Public Enemy really pulled out the stops with It Takes A Nation. Signed to Rick Rubin's Def Jam label on the basis of the vocalists' freestyling skills, what emerged, when backed by the sample-crazy methodology of Hank Shocklee et al was a furious squall of beats and righteous anger that still assaults the ears

Tracklist Hide Credits

Silver
A1 Countdown To Armageddon 1:41
A2 Bring The Noise
Engineer – Chuck ValleMixed By – Rod Hui, Steve Ett
3:47
A3 Don't Believe The Hype 5:20
A4 Cold Lampin With Flavor
Written-By – W. Drayton*
4:13
A5 Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
Written-By – Rogers*
4:30
A6 Mind Terrorist 1:18
A7 Louder Than A Bomb 3:37
A8 Caught, Can We Get A Witness?
Engineer – Chuck Valle
5:03
Black
B1 Show Em Whatcha Got 1:57
B2 She Watch Channel Zero?!
Written-By – Griffin*
3:50
B3 Night Of The Living Baseheads
Mixed By – Chuck Chillout, Keith BoxleyScratches [Rhythm] – Johnny Juice RosadoSequenced By, Directed By, Other [Created, Guided] – Carl Ryder, Hank Shocklee
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
Engineer – Greg Gordon, Jeff JonesLyrics By – C. Ridenhour*, H. Shocklee*Mixed By – Rod Hui, Steve EttMusic By – C. Ridenhour*, E. Sadler*, H. Shocklee*, N. Rogers*Written-By – Rogers*
5:05
B7 Prophets Of Rage 3:15
B8 Party For Your Right To Fight 3:27

Credits

  • Arranged By [Derangements] – Carl Ryder, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  • Artwork [Visuals] – Glen E. Friedman
  • Engineer – Chris Shaw, Jim Sabella, John Harrison , Matt Tritto, Nick Sansano
  • Executive-Producer – Rick Rubin
  • Producer – Carl Ryder, Hank Shocklee
  • Producer [Associate] – Eric (Vietnam) Sadler*
  • Programmed By – Eric (Vietnam) Sadler*, Hank Shocklee
  • Scratches [Lead & Rhythm] – Norman (Terminator X) Rogers*
  • Supervised By [Production Supervisor] – Bill Stephney
  • Vocals [The Bass] – Chuck D
  • Vocals [The Treble] – Flavor Flav
  • Voice [Occasional Voices] – Professor Griff
  • Written-By – Ridenhour* (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A7, A8, B2 to B4, B6 to B8), Sadler* (tracks: A2 to A4, A7, A8, B2 to B4, B6 to B8), Shocklee* (tracks: A2 to A4, A7, A8, B2 to B4, B6 to B8), Drayton* (tracks: A5, B2, B4)

Notes

This version has a red 'Chromium Dioxide' banner across the bottom of the cover.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
C 44303, FC 44303 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Columbia C 44303, FC 44303 US 1988
314 527 358-2 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 314 527 358-2 US Unknown
none Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(16xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Def Jam Recordings none Australia Unknown
B0019394-01 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(LP, Album, RE, RP) Def Jam Recordings B0019394-01 US Unknown
527 358-1 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings 527 358-1 US 1988

Tracklist

A1 Countdown To Armageddon
A2 Bring The Noise
A3 Don't Believe The Hype
A4 Cold Lampin With Flavor
A5 Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
A6 Mind Terrorist
A7 Louder Than A Bomb
A8 Caught, Can We Get A Witness?
B1 Show Em Whatcha Got
B2 She Watch Channel Zero?!
B3 Night Of The Living Baseheads
B4 Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
B5 Security Of The First World
B6 Rebel Without A Pause
B7 Prophets Of Rage
B8 Party For Your Right To Fight

Credits

  • Executive-producer – Rick Rubin
  • Photography By – Glen Friedman*
  • Producer – Carl Ryder, Hank Shocklee
  • Producer [Assistant] – Eric Sadler
  • Supervised By [Production Supervisor] – Bill Stephney

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 04052443031

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
C 44303, FC 44303 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Columbia C 44303, FC 44303 US 1988
314 527 358-2 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 314 527 358-2 US Unknown
none Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(16xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Def Jam Recordings none Australia Unknown
B0019394-01 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(LP, Album, RE, RP) Def Jam Recordings B0019394-01 US Unknown
462415 4 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(Cass, Album, Opa) Def Jam Recordings 462415 4 Greece 1988

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Countdown To Armageddon
A2 Bring The Noise
Engineer – Chuck ValleMixed By – Rod Hui, Steve Ett
A3 Don't Believe The Hype
A4 Cold Lampin With Flavor
Written-By – W. Drayton*
A5 Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
Written-By – Rogers*
A6 Mind Terrorist
A7 Louder Than A Bomb
A8 Caught, Can We Get A Witness?
Engineer – Chuck Valle
B1 Show Em Whatcha Got
B2 She Watch Channel Zero?!
Written-By – Griffin*
B3 Night Of The Living Baseheads
Mixed By – Chuck Chillout, Keith BoxleyScratches [Rhythm] – Johnny Juice RosadoSequenced By, Directed By, Other [Created, Guided] – Carl Ryder, Hank Shocklee
B4 Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
B5 Security Of The First World
B6 Rebel Without A Pause
Engineer – Greg Gordon, Jeff JonesLyrics By – C. Ridenhour*, H. Shocklee*Mixed By – Rod Hui, Steve EttMusic By – C. Ridenhour*, E. Sadler*, H. Shocklee*, N. Rogers*Written-By – Rogers*
B7 Prophets Of Rage
B8 Party For Your Right To Fight

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Def Jam Recordings
  • Manufactured By – G.P.I. S.A.

Credits

  • Arranged By [Derangements] – Carl Ryder, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  • Artwork [Visuals] – Glen E. Friedman
  • Engineer – Chris Shaw, Jim Sabella, John Harrison , Matt Tritto, Nick Sansano
  • Executive-Producer – Rick Rubin
  • Producer – Carl Ryder, Hank Shocklee
  • Producer [Associate] – Eric (Vietnam) Sadler*
  • Programmed By – Eric (Vietnam) Sadler*, Hank Shocklee
  • Scratches [Lead & Rhythm] – Norman (Terminator X) Rogers*
  • Supervised By [Production Supervisor] – Bill Stephney
  • Vocals [The Bass] – Chuck D
  • Vocals [The Treble] – Flavor Flav
  • Voice [Occasional Voices] – Professor Griff
  • Written-By – Ridenhour* (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A7, A8, B2 to B4, B6 to B8), Sadler* (tracks: A2 to A4, A7, A8, B2 to B4, B6 to B8), Shocklee* (tracks: A2 to A4, A7, A8, B2 to B4, B6 to B8), Drayton* (tracks: A5, B2, B4)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
C 44303, FC 44303 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Columbia C 44303, FC 44303 US 1988
314 527 358-2 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 314 527 358-2 US Unknown
none Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(16xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Def Jam Recordings none Australia Unknown
B0019394-01 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(LP, Album, RE, RP) Def Jam Recordings B0019394-01 US Unknown
527 358-1 Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings 527 358-1 US 1988


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