Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black

Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1991 Ratings: #7 / 416
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
1991 Ratings: #39
October 3, 1991 / Release Date
LP / Format
Def Jam, Columbia / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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If you had to draw a line as to where Public Enemy turned from one of the best hip hop groups on the planet to incredibly repetitive and annoying has-beens, that line would be drawn somewhere partway through this record
Beginning of the decline: gimmicky songs, lots of Flav, entire record is just a cash-in on the popularit of the single Bring Tha Noize Remix Ft. Anthrax. The only solid quality track is Shut Em Down. Nighttrain is kind of corny, but less-so than the rest so it's decent.
The Public Enemy peak
Public Enemy‘s fourth effort continues the trend set by their previous outings: excellent, hard-hitting beats that perfectly complement Chuck D’s powerful voice and intelligent, thought-provoking messages.

After the utter brilliance that were It Takes A Nation… and Fear Of A Black Planet it was always going to be hard to come with a follow-up. Overall Apocalypse 91… may lack the special spark of its two predecessors, but there are enough strokes of brilliance here as ... read more
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Track List

  1. Lost at Birth
  2. Rebirth 
  3. Nighttrain 
  4. Can't Truss 
  5. I Don't Wanna Be Called Yo Niga 
  6. How to Kill a Radio Consultant
  7. By the Time I Get to Arizona
  8. Move! [feat. Sister Souljah]
  9. 1 Million Bottlebags
  10. More News at 11
  11. Shut Em Down
  12. A Letter to the New York Post 
  13. Get the Fuck Outta Dodge [feat. True Mathematics]
  14. Bring Tha Noize [feat. Anthrax]
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Added on: May 1, 2013