Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Yo! Bum Rush the Show Public Enemy

Yo Bum Rush the Show

#497 in my daily homage to the Rolling Stone Magazine top 500 albums.

Yo! Bum Rush the Show is the debut album of American hip hop group Public Enemy, released January 26, 1987 on Def Jam Recordings in the United States. The group's logo, a silhouette of a black man in a rifle's crosshairs, is debuted on the album's cover. Yo! Bum Rush the Show features a sample-heavy sound by production team The Bomb Squad.

The album peaked at number 125 on the U.S. Billboard Top LPs chart and at number 28 on the Top Black Albums chart. NME magazine named it the best album of the year in its 1987 critics poll. Along with the Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill (1986) and LL Cool J's Radio (1985), music writer Cheo H. Coker has cited Yo! Bum Rush the Show as one of three of the most influential albums in hip hop history. In 1998, it was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. In 2003, the album was ranked number 497 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

1. "You're Gonna Get Yours" (Chuck D, Hank Shocklee) - 4:04
2. "Sophisticated Bitch" featuring Vernon Reid of Living Colour (Chuck D, William Drayton, Flavor Flav, Shocklee) - 4:30
3. "Miuzi Weighs a Ton" (Chuck D, Shocklee) - 5:44
4. "Timebomb" (Chuck D, Shocklee) - 2:54
5. "Too Much Posse" (Chuck D, Drayton, Flav, Shocklee) - 2:25
6. "Rightstarter (Message to a Black Man)" (Chuck D, Shocklee) - 3:48
7. "Public Enemy No. 1" (Chuck D, Shocklee) - 4:41
8. "M.P.E." (Chuck D, Drayton, Flav, Shocklee) - 3:44
9. "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" (Chuck D, Drayton, Shocklee) - 4:25
10. "Raise the Roof" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler, Shocklee) - 5:18
11. "Megablast" (Chuck D, Drayton, Flav, Shocklee) 2:51
12. "Terminator X Speaks With His Hands" (Chuck D, Drayton, Sadler, Shocklee) - 2:13

* Chuck D - vocals
* Flavor Flav - vocals
* Hank Shocklee - drum programming
* Eric Sadler - drum programming
* Terminator X - lead scratch
* Hank Shocklee - minimal synth programming
* Eric Sadler - minimal synth programming
* Stephen Linsley - bass, recording & mixing
* Bill Stephney - bass
* Vernon Reid - guitars
* Bill Stephney - guitars
* Johnny "Juice" Rosado - Rhythm scratch
* Rick Rubin - executive producer
* Bill Stephney - producer
* Carl Ryder - co-producer
* Hank Shocklee - co-producer
* Glen E. Friedman - photography
* Bill Stephney - mixing
* Steve Ett - mixing
* Hank Shocklee - mixing
* Rick Rubin - mixing


Trolske said...

To be honest, I#m not a big fan of public enemies.

Leon Kennedy said...

not my style, but i like the write-up

The Beans said...

I've never actually heard of Public Enemy before. o_O I suddenly feel like I need to catch up on my music history.

-Barb the French Bean