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Public Enemy: Fear Of A Black Planet
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Fear Of A Black Planet

Public Enemy

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  • release date: 8 December 2014 [Originally released 1990]
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Vinyl LP
Def Jam / Universal

Includes MP3 version

This is the third studio album by the hip hop act, originally released on March 20, 1990, by Def Jam Recordings. It was produced by the group's production team The Bomb Squad, who sought to expand on the dense, sample-layered sound of Public Enemy's previous album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988). Their songwriting was partly inspired by the controversy with member Professor Griff and his dismissal from the group in 1989.

The album features elaborate sound collages that incorporate varying rhythms, numerous samples, media sound bites, and eccentric music loops, and reflect the content's confrontational tone. Conceived during the golden age of hip hop, its assemblage of reconfigured and recontextualised aural sources preceded the sample clearance system that later emerged in the music industry.

Side A
1 Contract On The World Love Jam  
2 Brothers Gonna Work It Out  
3 911 Is A Joke  
4 Incident At 66.6 FM  
5 Welcome To The Terrordome  
6 Meet The G That Killed Me  
7 Pollywanacraka
8 Anti-Nigger Machine  
9 Burn Hollywood Burn  
10 Power To The People  
Side B
1 Who Stole The Soul?  
2 Fear Of A Black Planet  
3 Revolutionary Generation  
4 Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya, Man!  
5 Reggie Jax  
6 Leave This Off Your Fu*Kin Charts  
7 B Side Wins Again  
8 War At 33 1/3  
9 Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned  
10 Fight The Power  

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