It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1988 Ratings: #4 / 129
User Score
Based on 345 ratings
1988 Ratings: #3
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April 14, 1988 / Release Date
LP / Format
Def Jam / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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So all I ended up doing was fucking up the website?

I'm toxic

I'm a Public Enemy

(Bruh that timing was perfect)
One of the most important hip hop albums of all time. It's social political commentary is still relevant today.
Nice beat.
Infamous hip-hop collective Public Enemy brings in one of the most relentless, gut-wrenching rap albums of the genre´s Golden Age. While It Takes a Nation... reveals the group´s raison d'etre with the churning verses, extremely loud and agressiveproduction style, booming beats and rebellious approach, it is one of those classic hip-hop masterpieces that didn´t really age that well. While it is definitely one of the loudest and most extreme experiences one could get at the ... read more
I am not at all shocked this is the highest rated rap album critically on the site.

Gotta give this props for bringing Hip-Hop to the mainstream really early. But in reality, it's just your everyday 'screw the cops' record. NWA's Straight Outta Compton did everything this record did better.
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Track List

  1. Countdown to Armageddon
  2. Bring the Noise
  3. Don't Believe the Hype
  4. Cold Lampin' with Flavor
  5. Terminator X to the Edge of Panic
  6. Mind Terrorist
  7. Louder Than a Bomb
  8. Caught, Can We Get a Witness?
  9. Show 'Em Whatcha Got
  10. She Watch Channel Zero?!
  11. Night of the Living Baseheads
  12. Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
  13. Security of the First World
  14. Rebel Without a Pause
  15. Prophets of Rage
  16. Party for Your Right to Fight
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Added on: April 5, 2013