Episode 451: Public Enemy – ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’




October 12, 2018


  • “Night Of The Living Baseheads”
  • “Cold Lampin’ With Flavor”
  • “Rebel Without A Pause”
  • “Party For Your Right To Fight”


All songs in this episode by Public Enemy off of their album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, released on Def Jam and Columbia in 1988.

We continue our album anniversary festivities.

Back in 1988, Public Enemy dropped their second studio album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Now, celebrating a little over 30 years since its release, we talk about the background of the album

The tracks on this album are powerful, and critics have regarded it as one of the most influential collections of music. It’s also the highest ranked hip-hop album on Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘500 greatest albums of all time‘ list, coming in at #48.

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