Yo! Bum Rush the Show

Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the Show
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Based on 63 ratings
1987 Ratings: #34
April 1, 1987 / Release Date
LP / Format
Def Jam, Columbia / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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Miuzi weighs a ton
Miuzi Weighs a Ton is an all-time classic. I grew up w a greatest hits cd so others of theirs I definitely get tired of.
The classic debut of one of Hip Hop’s greatest and most important groups of all time. This album truly was a game-changer, production- and content-wise. Rough, hard-hitting beats and turntablism, complemented by Chuck D’s booming voice and Flavor Flav’s antics – Yo! Bum Rush The Show was revolutionary in many ways. Hugely influential and the stepping stone to Public Enemy‘s follow up and Hip Hop’s ultimate classic album: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold ... read more
Pretty experimental and industrial at times, but each new idea is dragged out for too long sadly. The potential for greatness is here, but besides a couple tracks one should just skip ahead to their seminal masterpiece Nation of Millions. Talent and potential is here, but the album itself is lacking and loses my interest by the end. Worth hearing to find out just how much of a jump they made between this and Nation of Millions though
There is a scarcity of individuals in this world who are willing to voice their concerns no matter the circumstance. In order to progress as a society, people with this characteristic are essential to exist since they extend the boundaries to what is considered acceptable at the time. The nation of the United States has been granted the gift of being subject to reform led in the eyes of the political hip-hop group Public Enemy. On their debut album, Chuck D and Flava Flav express their ... read more
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Track List

  1. You're Gonna Get Yours
  2. Sophisticated Bitch [featuring Vernon Reid of Living Colour]
  3. Miuzi Weighs a Ton
  4. Timebomb
  5. Too Much Posse
  6. Rightstarter (Message to a Black Man)
  7. Public Enemy No. 1
  8. M.P.E.
  9. Yo! Bum Rush the Show
  10. Raise the Roof
  11. Megablast
  12. Terminator X Speaks With His Hands
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