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It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ‎(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, RP). Def Jam Recordings.

You will not hold us hostage in this heist. On this day in music history: April 10, 1990 - Fear Of A Black Planet, the third album by Public Enemy is released. Produced by Carl Ryder (Chuck ., Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee and Eric Vietnam Sadler (aka The Bomb Squad ), it is recorded at Greene Street Studios in New York City, Spectrum City Studios and The Music Palace in West Hempstead, . NY from June - October 1989. Today in Hip Hop History: Public Enemy released their second album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back April 14, 1988.

Don't Believe the Hype" is a song by hip hop group Public Enemy and the second single to be released from their second album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. The song's lyrics are mostly about the political issues that were current in the United States at the time of its release. Don't Believe the Hype" charted at number 18 on the . R&B chart and also reached a high of 18 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1988. Chuck D has stated the song was inspired by the works of Noam Chomsky.

Even with all of that behind me, I still wasn’t prepared for the full frontal assault of Nation of Millions. Upon first listen, I knew that it was the best rap album that I had ever heard, and even now, it still remains so. There’s a reason why Public Enemy holds the highest spot of any rap album on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of All Time list. It was unlike anything else at the time and still remains a cornerstone and revolutionary hallmark of hip-hop

Nation of Millions is as consistent as any rap album but the highlights are dizzying. Chuck D has an uncanny knack for legendary first lines and kicks off with possibly the greatest opening line in rap history, BASS!/How low can you go"/Death ro. What a brother know" Chuck is never anything less than a commanding presence on the mic, snagging your ear right out of the gate and holding your attention with force  . Despite all this loudness this album makes for an easy front to back listen. Its use of ambient interludes gives the listener time to collect themselves between skirmishes.

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, Yo! Bum Rush the Show, 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

Album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Don’t Believe the Hype Lyrics. Don't- Don't- Don't- Don't- Don't- Don't- Don't- ("Now here's what I want y'all to do for me"). Back, caught you lookin' for the same thing It's a new thing, check out this I bring Uh, oh, the roll below the level, 'cause I'm livin' low Next to the bass, (C'mon!), turn up the radio They claiming I'm a criminal But now I wonder how, some people never know

Countdown to Armageddon – . – A strong intro to an album. The planned album name. 02. Bring The Noise - Mention of Sonny Bono, Yoko Ono, Eric B, LL Cool J, and Anthrax. 03. Don’t Believe The Hype – Mentions of John Coltrane 04. Cold Lampin’ With Flavor – 8 – A lot of nonsense around the themes of flavor and taste. A mention of Magnum Brown. 05. Terminator X To The Edge of Panic 06. Mind Terrorist 07. Louder Than a Bomb 9 – Strong.

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Side Silver
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
Side Black
B1 Show 'Em Whatcha Got 1:57
B2 She Watch Channel Zero?! 3:50
B3 Night Of The Living Baseheads
Scratches [Rhythm] – Johnny Juice Rosado
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

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Greene St. Recording
  • Recorded At – Chung King House Of Metal
  • Recorded At – Sabella Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Spectrum City Studios
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Records Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Manufactured By – CBS Records Inc.

Credits

  • Arranged By [Derangements] – Carl Ryder, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  • Bass Vocals – Chuck D
  • Engineer – Chris Shaw, Chuck Valle (tracks: B6), Greg Gordon (tracks: A2), Jeff Jones (tracks: A2), Jim Sabella (tracks: A2, A8), John Harrison , Matt Tritto, Nick Sansano
  • Executive-Producer – Rick Rubin
  • Mixed By – Chuck Chillout (tracks: B3), Keith "Wizard K-Jee" Boxley* (tracks: B3), Rod Hui, Steve Ett (tracks: A2, B6)
  • Performer [Public Enemy] – Professor Griff, The Security Of The First World
  • Photography By – Glen E. Friedman
  • Producer – Carl Ryder, Hank Shocklee
  • Producer [Assistant] – Eric "Vietnam" Sadler*
  • Programmed By – Eric "Vietnam" Sadler*, Hank Shocklee
  • Scratches [Lead And Rhythm] – Terminator X
  • Sequenced By – Carl Ryder, Hank Shocklee
  • Supervised By [Production] – Bill Stephney
  • Treble Vocals – Flavor Flav
  • Voice [Occasional] – Professor Griff And The Black To The Future Sample Stars

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

Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back album
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Performer: Public Enemy
Title: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Category: Hip hop
Released: 1988
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