Power To The People: Greatest Hits (Explicit Version) CD (2005)

Artist: Public Enemy

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 63991045
UPC 602498616611
UPC 14 00602498616611
Format CD
Release Date 8/2/2005
Author Public Enemy
Compilation Appearance 10th Year Anniversary
Compilation Appearance Def Jam Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Anthology (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Essentials (Ltd) (Box)
Compilation Appearance Paris Presents:hard Truth Soldiers V1(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance American Gangster
Compilation Appearance Louie Devito Presents Pacha
Compilation Appearance Ultra Trance 07
Compilation Appearance Madhouse-Very Best Of Anthrax (Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work Butterface, DJ
Associated Artist/Work Moby
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Artist Influence Bad Brains
Artist Influence Cold Crush Brothers
Artist Influence Funkadelic
Artist Influence Gil Scott-Heron
Artist Influence Grandmaster Flash
Artist Influence Grandmaster Melle Mel
Artist Influence Ice-T
Artist Influence James Brown
Artist Influence Kool Moe Dee
Artist Influence Kurtis Blow
Artist Influence Malcolm X
Artist Influence Mantronix
Artist Influence Miles Davis
Artist Influence Parliament
Artist Influence Run-D.M.C.
Artist Influence Schoolly D
Artist Influence Sly & the Family Stone
Artist Influence Steinski
Artist Influence Stetsasonic
Artist Influence The Clash
Artist Influence The Last Poets
Artist Influence Treacherous Three
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Artist Contemporary Eric B. & Rakim
Artist Contemporary Gang Starr
Artist Contemporary Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Artist Contemporary N.W.A
Artist Contemporary Original Concept
Artist Contemporary Paris (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Poor Righteous Teachers
Artist Contemporary Ultramagnetic MC's
Artist Contemporary X Clan
Artist Follower 50 Cent
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Artist Follower Black, Rock & Ron
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Artist Follower Talib Kweli
Artist Follower The Chemical Brothers
Artist Follower The Coup
Artist Follower The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Artist Follower The Prodigy
Artist Follower Tricky
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Artist Follower Wu-Tang Clan
Technical Info
Engineer Chris Shaw; Matt Tritto; Jeff Jones; Rawle Gittens; Chuck Valle; Dan Wood; Ricciano Lumpkin; Greg Gordon; Jim Sabella; John Harrison; Kirk Yano; Nicholas Sansano; Rob Chiarelli; Rod Hui; Steve Ett; Steve Loeb; Bob Fudjinski
Producer Bill Stephney; Gary G Wiz; Eric "Vietnam" Sadler; Carl Ryder; Hank Shocklee; DR Period; Imperial Grand Ministers Of Funk; Keith Shocklee; Stuart Robertz; JBL; Cerwin Depper; Bill Stephney; Harry Weinger (Compilation); Bill Levenson (Compilation)
CatalogID 9861661
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 08/01/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 78m : 4s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498616611
Musical Guests
Sister Souljah
Vernon Reid
Al MacDowell
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Stephen Stills (vocals); Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Sister Souljah, Chuck D (rap vocals); Fred Wells, Vernon Reid, Bill Stephney (guitar); Branford Marsalis (saxophone); Lorenzo Wyche, Tyrone Jefferson, Allan Givens (horns); Frank Able (keyboards); Al MacDowell (bass guitar); Rick Gordon (drums); Steve Moss (congas); Eric "Vietnam" Sadler, Hank Shocklee (programming, drum programming); Gary G-Wiz, Keith Shocklee, Paul Shabazz, Stuart Robertz (programming); Keith Boxley, Norman Lee Rogers (scratches); Terminator X (turntables).
Audio Mixers: Bill Stephney; Chris Shaw ; Chuck Chillout; Dan Wood; Keith Boxley; Hank Shocklee; Mike Bona; Mario Rodriquez; John Bradley ; Nick Sansano ; Rod Hui; Steven Ett; Bob Fudjinski.
Liner Note Authors: Harry Allen; Adam Yauch.
Recording information: Chunk King House Of Metal, New York, NY; Darp Recording, Atlanta, GA; Greene Street Recording Studios, New York, NY; Hit Factory Studios, New York, NY; Sabella Recording Studios, Roslyn, NY; Sound Deluxe; Spectrum City Studios, Hempstead, NY; Strong Island; Studio 57; The Music Palace, West Hempstead, NY; The Spot.
Creators: Gary G-Wiz; Eric "Vietnam" Sadler; Carl Ryder; Hank Shocklee; Keith Shocklee.
Directors: Eric "Vietnam" Sadler; Carl Ryder; Hank Shocklee; Keith Shocklee.
Illustrator: Owen Smith.
Photographers: Daniela Scaramuzza; David Corio; Andrew Catlin; Tom Sheehan ; Per Magnusson; Danny Clinch.
Arrangers: Gary G-Wiz; Eric "Vietnam" Sadler; Carl Ryder; House Of Tre; Hank Shocklee; Keith Shocklee.
One of the greatest groups in hip-hop history, Public Enemy emerged in the mid-1980s determined to take rap in a bold new direction. P.E.'s sound channeled elements of rock, funk, and soul through the conduit of the Bomb Squad's dense, inventive--and sometimes avant-garde--production techniques. While Chuck D was the focus, tackling weighty social and political issues through his fierce lyrics and booming delivery, the jester-like antics of Flavor Flav were just as crucial to the P.E. aesthetic.
This 2005 collection expertly represents Public Enemy's finest moments from 1987 to 1998, beginning with the one-two punch of "You're Gonna Get Yours" and "Public Enemy No. 1." Most importantly, the compilation boasts a generous sampling of tracks from P.E.'s groundbreaking masterpieces, 1988's IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK and 1990's FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET. These include the original version of the blistering "Bring the Noise," the outraged "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" (later covered by Tricky), the defiant "Fight the Power," and the scathing, ridiculously catchy "911 Is a Joke." With its excellent selection, the 18-track POWER TO THE PEOPLE easily beats the group's 11-song 20TH CENTURY MASTERS collection, making it the essential Public Enemy anthology.
Artist Overview
Pioneering a variation of hardcore rap that was musically and politically revolutionary, Public Enemy became the most influential and controversial rap group of the late '80s. Lead rapper Chuck D rhymed about all kinds of social problems, particularly those plaguing the black community. He directed hip-hop toward an explicitly self-aware, pro-black consciousness. Musically, their production team, the Bomb Squad, created dense soundscapes that were chaotic and invigorating, made all the more intoxicating by Chuck D's forceful vocals and the absurdist raps of his comic foil, Flavor Flav. While their Def Jam albums earned them a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they continued to release relevant material up to and beyond their 2013 induction. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "PE harnessed the power of chaos and rage more effectively than any punk or speed-metal merchant, were more articulate in their anger than any folk singer, were as righteous as any roots reggae or gospel singer..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[With] squealing, clashing samples..."
Disc 1
1 You're Gonna Get Yours
2 Public Enemy No. 1
3 Rebel Without A Pause
4 Bring The Noise
5 Don't Believe The Hype
6 Prophets Of Rage
7 Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
8 Fight The Power
9 Welcome To The Terrordome
10 911 Is A Joke
11 Brothers Gonna Work It Out
12 Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man
13 Can't Truss It
14 Shut Em Down
15 By The Time I Get To Arizona
16 Hazy Shade Of Criminal
17 Give It Up
18 He Got Game
Product Attributes
Artist Public Enemy
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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