Evil Empire Of Everything CD (2012)

Artist: Public Enemy

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Label Video Music, Inc.
SKU 241602649
UPC 858023002453
UPC 14 00858023002453
Format CD
Release Date 11/6/2012
Author Public Enemy
Associated Artist/Work Butterface, DJ
Associated Artist/Work Moby
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Producer Gary G Wiz; James Bomb; Freddy Fox; Johnny "Juice" Rosado; Clint "Mister Payback" Sands; DJ Pain 1; Chris "Spanky" Moss; Professor Griff; Sam Sever; Z-Trip; Brent Dixon
CatalogID ERSD 003LC
Lable Name Enemy
Released 11/12/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 50m : 42s
UPC 00858023002453
Musical Guests
Ziggy Marley
Davy DMX
Jamal Malik AKA Young Junior
Goonie B
Gerald Albright
Henry Rollins
Tom Morello
Kyle Jason
True Mathematics as Sgt. Hawke
The Impossebulls
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Khari Wynn (guitar); T-Bone Motta, Michael "NYC" Mike Faulkner (drums).
Liner Note Author: Chuck D.
Recording information: Divided Souls, Atlanta, GA; DJ Pain 1 Studios; HWIC, East-Tarentum, PA; JMGB Studios; SAMzone Labs, Las Vegas, NV; Security Of The First World Studios; Singletary St. Souls Studios, Baton Rouge, LA; SLAMjamz South; The Happy Room, Phoenix, AZ; The Mountain; The Terrordome, Strong Island, NY; This Side of the Wall...; Urbanscore Studios.
Illustrator: Adam Wallenta.
Photographers: David Wong ; Baron Walton; Tim Hans; Piero F. Giunti.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Pop Diesel S1W; James Bomb; Brother Mike.
Arriving just a few months after Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp, Public Enemy's The Evil Empire of Everything is a decidedly different album than their other 2012 album. It's leaner and harder, stripped down to its hard, unbreakable basics, Public Enemy honing their politics and music so Evil Empire of Everything has a precise, steely glint. There is no hiding Chuck D's anger at the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin, not when the album opens with 911 calls where black teenagers are held under suspicion for the color of their skin, and not when there's a centerpiece called "Beyond Trayvon," but for as hard as these songs hit, what's striking about Evil Empire of Everything is its music. Despite some prominent guests -- Ziggy Marley shows up on "Don't Give Up the Fight" and Tom Morello ladles guitar over "Riotstarted" -- Public Enemy make clear, conscious connections between their music and classic '60s soul, most notably on the slow-burning "Everything" (featuring vocals by Gerald Albright and Sheila Brody), where Chuck D's testifying sounds straight from the roster of Stax, but also on the hard funk of "Notice" or the blaring horns of "Say It Like It Really Is." This is how a hip-hop group reaches middle age: by placing themselves as part of a tradition, never lingering in the past but never desperately riding trends. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.106) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Grooves clobber, facts sucker-punch; and Flavor Flav lights up '31 Flavors' like a Christmas tree, riding a hot go-go groove."
Disc 1
1 Evil Empire of..., The
2 Don't Give Up the Fight - (featuring Ziggy Marley)
3 1 (PEace)
4 2 (resPEct)/Spit Your Mind, Pt. 1
5 Beyond Trayvon - (featuring Jamal Malik AKA Young Junior/Goonie B)
6 ...Everything
7 31 Flavors/Spit Your Mind, Pt. 2
8 Riotstarted! - (featuring Henry Rollins/Tom Morello)
9 Notice (Know This)
10 ICEbreaker - (featuring True Mathematics as Sgt. Hawke/The Impossebulls/Sekreto)
11 Fame/Spit Your Mind, Pt. 3
12 Broke Diva
13 Say It Like It Really Is/Spit Your Mind, Pt. 4
Product Attributes
Artist Public Enemy
Label Video Music, Inc.
Music Format Compact Disc

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