It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (3D Lenticular - LP)
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back was named one of the 100 greatest albums of all time by Time magazine, "the greatest rap album of all time, a landmark and a classic" by Q, and "the greatest hip-hop album ever" by New Musical Express. Rolling Stone ranked the album #48 on its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time", the highest-ranked of the 27 hip-hop albums on the list. Music from the album has been sampled by the likes of the Beastie Boys, Game, Jay Z, Jurassic 5, Madonna and My Bloody Valentine.
Yo! Bum Rush The Show - 30th Anniversary Picture Disc
1987 was the world’s introduction to Chuck D’s powerful lyrics and the comic persona of Flava Flav, sharp scratches from DJ Terminator X, as well as Bomb Squad’s bombastic production. An album of furious resistance and consciousness, 'Yo! Bum Rush The Show' includes tracks like “Miuzi Weighs A Ton,” “Sophisticated Bitch,” and “Public Enemy No. 1,” which avalanched listeners with lectures and uncanny beat construction. The overall sound of the album, devoid of any real melody or soft patches, is a hard-driving recording that ushered in a new sound—conscious but not corny, hard but not gangsta.
'Rolling Stone' included it in its list of the Top 500 All Time Albums and 'The Source' named it in its 100 Best Rap Albums list. Even hearing the album now, one can tell that Public Enemy knew themselves—and their sound—early on and had no intention of watering down their messages for the masses. 'Yo! Bum Rush The Show' remains a throbbing, dark, heady listen that continues to reach and teach, aging wonderfully well in the process.
Fear Of A Black Planet (Animated Lenticular - LP)
The Deluxe Edition of Fear of a Black Planet includes the original album, produced by the Bomb Squad and featuring the hit singles, 'Fight the Power,' 'Welcome to the Terrordome' and Flavor Flav's '911 Is a Joke.' The second disc includes 18 rare bonus mixes, among them, the almost 10 minute-long 'Enemy Assault Vehicle Mixx (Medley),' three separate remixes of 'Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man!;' an uncensored and extended version of 'Anti-Ni***r Machine'; instrumental takes on '911 Is a Joke,' 'Power to the People,' 'Revolutionary Generation' and 'War at 33 1/3,' in addition to three separate mixes of 'Fight the Power,' including the 'Flavor Flav Meets Spike Lee' take, featuring Branford Marsalis on sax.
The original LP version of Fear of a Black Planet will also be released in a collector's vinyl edition for the first time in 15 years, with a special 'fade to black' 3D cover that, when turned to the left or right, turns black, with just the band's iconic cross-hairs visible.