Public Enemy

25th Anniversary Collection

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Public Enemy weren't the most popular hip-hop act of the '80s and '90s, but they were arguably the most important. Rappers Chuck D and Flavor Flav filled their lyrics with streetwise political commentary about race, class, and economics in America, and their tracks all but exploded with densely layered beats, samples, and instrumental breaks, creating a distinctive sound that was wildly influential and set new standards for production in hip-hop. At their peak, Public Enemy were the most critically lauded group in rap music, and this special box set documents their most successful and acclaimed period. 25th Anniversary Collection includes six Public Enemy albums in full: their 1987 debut Yo! Bum Rush the Show, 1988's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (generally regarded as PE's best and most influential album), 1990's Fear of a Black Planet (featuring their epochal single "Fight the Power"), 1991's Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Black, 1994's Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age, and 1998's soundtrack to the Spike Lee film He Got Game.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:40 Amazon
2 3:46
3 5:19
4 4:17 Amazon
5 4:31 Amazon
6 1:21 Amazon
7 3:38
8 4:53 Amazon
9 1:56
10 3:49 Amazon
11 3:15
12 6:24
13 1:20 Amazon
14 5:03
15 3:19
16 3:25 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:44 Amazon
2 5:07
3 3:17
4 1:38 Amazon
5 5:26
6 0:45 Amazon
7 3:52 Amazon
8 3:17 Amazon
9 2:48 Amazon
10 3:48 Amazon
11 3:49 Amazon
12 3:45 Amazon
13 5:43 Amazon
14 2:47
15 1:36 Amazon
16 2:31 Amazon
17 3:46 Amazon
18 2:08 Amazon
19 0:49 Amazon
20 4:43

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:49 Amazon
2 1:00 Amazon
3 3:27
4 5:22 Amazon
5 4:24 Amazon
6 3:10 Amazon
7 4:49
8 5:00 Amazon
9 4:06 Amazon
10 2:39 Amazon
11 5:04
12 2:45 Amazon
13 2:38 Amazon
14
feat: Anthrax
3:47

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:12
2 0:28
3 4:31
4
feat: Terminator X
4:07
5
feat: Terminator X
4:07
6 1:21
7
feat: Kevin Boone
5:31
8 4:41
9 1:06
10
feat: Kamron
3:21
11 0:30
12
feat: Terminator X
4:24
13
feat: Terminator X
5:55
14
feat: Kevin Boone
4:45
15 3:25
16
feat: Terminator X
2:00
17
feat: Kevin Boone
3:57
18 3:40
19
feat: Kevin Boone
4:28
20 2:53
21 3:38

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: Masta Killa
4:20 Amazon
2 4:46
3
feat: KRS-One
3:14 Amazon
4
feat: Flavor Flav
3:46 Amazon
5
feat: Johnny Juice
5:09 Amazon
6 3:16 Amazon
7 4:11 Amazon
8 3:17 Amazon
9 3:17 Amazon
10 3:30 Amazon
11 3:36 Amazon
12
feat: Jack Dangers
3:48 Amazon
13 2:05 Amazon
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