Public Enemy

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American hip hop group founded in 1985 in Long Island, New York.
Members: Chuck D (MC, 1985–present); Flavor Flav (MC, 1985–present); Terminator X (DJ, 1985–1998); DJ Lord (DJ,1999–present); Professor Griff ('Minister of Information' and occasional MC, 1985–1989 and 1998–present); Security Of The First World (S1W) (associate non-music group, 1985–present).

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 (Performer).
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FCT 40658, CT 40658 Public Enemy - Yo!  Bum Rush The Show album art Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush The Show (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Columbia FCT 40658, CT 40658 US 1987 Sell This Version
CK 44303 Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back album art Public Enemy It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Album, Comp) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Columbia CK 44303 US 1988 Sell This Version
ASF 3352 Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet album art Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet (Album, Comp) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings, Columbia, Columbia ASF 3352 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
SRCS 5602 Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black album art Public Enemy Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia SRCS 5602 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
none Public Enemy - Greatest Misses album art Public Enemy Greatest Misses (Comp) Def Jam Recordings none Germany 1992 Sell This Version
523 362-1 Public Enemy - Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age album art Public Enemy Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age (Album) Def Jam Recordings 523 362-1 UK & US 1994 Sell This Version
314 558 130-2 Public Enemy - He Got Game album art Public Enemy He Got Game (Album) Def Jam Recordings 314 558 130-2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
VICP-60873 Public Enemy - There's A Poison Goin On.... album art Public Enemy There's A Poison Goin On.... (Album) Atomic Pop VICP-60873 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
HN108CD Public Enemy - Revolverlution album art Public Enemy Revolverlution (Album) Slam Jamz, Koch Records HN108CD Taiwan 2002 Sell This Version
EW-149 Public Enemy - Beats And Loops Welcome To The Sampledome album art Public Enemy Beats And Loops Welcome To The Sampledome(2xCD, Sam) Eastwest (3), East West Communications Inc. EW-149 US 2002 Sell This Version
SJRN1005CV Public Enemy - New Whirl Odor album art Public Enemy New Whirl Odor (Album) Slam Jamz SJRN1005CV Europe 2005 Sell This Version
DRB-1368 Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation - The First London Invasion Tour 1987 album art Public Enemy It Takes A Nation - The First London Invasion Tour 1987 (Comp) SlamMedia DRB-1368 US 2005 Sell This Version
GFK-31021 Public Enemy - Rebirth Of A Nation album art Public Enemy Featuring Paris (2) Public Enemy Featuring Paris (2) - Rebirth Of A Nation (Album) Guerrilla Funk Recordings GFK-31021 US 2005 Sell This Version
SPV 99932 2CD Public Enemy - MKL VF KWR - Revolverlution Tour Manchester UK 2003 album art Public Enemy MKL VF KWR - Revolverlution Tour Manchester UK 2003 (Album) SPV Recordings SPV 99932 2CD Germany 2006 Sell This Version
SJR1013CV Public Enemy - Beats And Places album art Public Enemy Beats And Places Slam Jamz SJR1013CV US 2006 Sell This Version
SJR1015CV Public Enemy - How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? album art Public Enemy How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? (Album) Slam Jamz SJR1015CV US 2007 Sell This Version
GFK-31029-2 Public Enemy - Remix Of A Nation album art Public Enemy Featuring Paris (2) Public Enemy Featuring Paris (2) - Remix Of A Nation (Album) Guerrilla Funk Recordings GFK-31029-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
SD005LV Public Enemy - Most Of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp album art Public Enemy Most Of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp (Album) Enemy Records (4) SD005LV US 2012 Sell This Version
ERSD003LC Public Enemy - The Evil Empire Of Everything  album art Public Enemy The Evil Empire Of Everything (Album) Enemy Records (4) ERSD003LC US 2012 Sell This Version
SDER1016L Public Enemy - Man Plans God Laughs album art Public Enemy Man Plans God Laughs (Album) SPITdigital Recordings, Enemy Records (4) SDER1016L USA, Canada & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
00602547229212 Public Enemy - Live From Metropolis Studios album art Public Enemy Live From Metropolis Studios (Album) Metropolis Studios, Universal Music Group International 00602547229212 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Public Enemy - Nothing Is Quick In The Desert album art Public Enemy Nothing Is Quick In The Desert (Album) Not On Label (Public Enemy Self-released) none US 2017 Sell This Version
B0032884-01 Public Enemy - What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? album art Public Enemy What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? (Album) Enemy Records (4), Def Jam Recordings B0032884-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
none Public Enemy - Interview Disc album art Public Enemy Interview Disc(CDr) Wea Music, Edel none France Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

44-06719 Public Enemy - Public Enemy #1 album art Public Enemy Public Enemy #1 (Maxi, Single) Def Jam Recordings 44-06719 US 1987 Sell This Version

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MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

January 7, 2021
Maybe PE have some new material to start on! It would be a great start to 2021!!! And let's face it! There are a lot more MCs who are conscious these days... And will be together with PE... Public Enemy to me back then was amazing! Today they are still amazing! So brave... In a brand new world! PEACE from The UK and PEACE to ALL HUMBLE HUMAN BEINGS ...ONE LOVE xxx
TUMBLETRAXRECORDS

TUMBLETRAXRECORDS

February 18, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
The best hip hop group ever? Chuck D's political and violent rhymes make him the best sounding rapper ever, that just about beat Rakim! Flavour Flav brings a comedic value that complaments Chuck's voice beautifully without losing the message they are trying to get across! The Bomb Squad cut every sample you could ever imagine! If you are reading this please listen to anything by Public Enemy before you listen to anything else hip hop driven and you will realise you are listening to something that revolutionised the sound of rap! Understand that this group had it all, from party jams to political messages! Respect PE! Enjoy the fact that you have discovered the sound of true rap music.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

August 24, 2005
edited over 15 years ago
The Cutting-Edge band Public Enemy broke several parameters on the Hip Hop culture bringing the a melting pot of engaged RAP lyrics, a heavy Funk base, with the elements of the so-called Free-Jazz and even of the Musique Concrète (whose essence lies on the fragments of the natural sounds). Fierce, dense, sometimes sarcastic or even relying on a more serious point of view, Public Enemy, composed by the producers Professor Griff and Terminator X and the MCs Chuck D and Flavor Flav set trends with their two albums "It Take A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back" (1988) and "Fear Of A Black Planet" (1990), literally conquering the dancefloors all over the World with several massive hits - which made them one of the most sampled crews of all time.

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