On June 28, 1988.

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation o fMillions to Hold Us Back

On June 28, 1988, “Def Jam Recordings” released “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back”, the second Public Enemy studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Chung King Studios”, “Greene St. Recording” and “Sabella Studios” in New York, and was produced by Chuck D, Rick Rubin and Hank Shocklee. The album  has been regarded by the music critics as one of the greatest and most influential albums of all time In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine Sabella Studios, New York, ranked it at number 48 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”, in 1995, “Q” magazine voted “It Takes a Nation” “The Greatest Rap Album of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Juice Rosado, Terminator X – turntables
  • Harry Allen, Chuck D, Fab 5 Freddy, Flavor Flav, Erica Johnson, Oris Josphe, Professor Griff – vocals
  • Eric “Vietnam” Sadler – программинг, production assistant
  • Hank Shocklee – programming
  • Greg Gordon, John Harrison, Jeff Jones, Jim Sabella, Nick Sansano, Christopher Shaw, Matt Tritto, Chuck Valle – engineer
  • Keith Boxley, DJ Chuck Chillout, Steven Ett, Rod Hui – mixing
  • Glen E. Friedman – photography
  • Rick Rubin – executive producer
  • Bill Stephney – production supervisor

Track listing:

  1. Countdown to Armageddon – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour,Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  2. Bring the Noise – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  3. Don’t Believe the Hype – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee, William “Flavor Flav” Drayton
  4. Cold Lampin’ with Flavor – Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee, William “Flavor Flav” Drayton
  5. Terminator X to the Edge of Panic – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Norman “Terminator X” Rogers, William “Flavor Flav” Drayton
  6. Mind Terrorist – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  7. Louder Than a Bomb – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  8. Caught, Can We Get a Witness? – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  9. Show’ Em Whatcha Got – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  10. She Watch Channel Zero?!” – Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin, Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee, William “Flavor Flav” Drayton
  11. Night of the Living Baseheads – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  12. Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee, William “Flavor Flav” Drayton
  13. Security of the First World – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee
  14. Rebel Without a Pause – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee, Rogers
  15. Prophets of Rage – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee, William “Flavor Flav” Drayton
  16. Party for Your Right to Fight – Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler, Hank Shocklee

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