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Fear of a Black Planet [Parental Advisory]
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Album: Fear of a Black Planet
# Song Title   Time
1)    Contract On The World Love Jam Instrumental More Info... 1:44
2)    Brothers Gonna Work It Out More Info... 5:08
3)    911 Is A Joke Album Version More Info... 3:17
4)    Incident At 66.6 FM Instrumental More Info... 1:38
5)    Welcome To The Terrordome More Info... 5:26
6)    Meet The G That Killed Me More Info... 0:45
7)    Pollywanacraka More Info... 3:52
8)    Anti-Nigger Machine More Info... 3:17
9)    Burn Hollywood Burn More Info... 2:48
10)    Power To The People More Info... 3:50
11)    Who Stole The Soul? More Info... 3:49
12)    Fear Of A Black Planet More Info... 3:45
13)    Revolutionary Generation More Info... 5:43
14)    Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya, Man! More Info... 2:47
15)    Reggie Jax More Info... 1:36
16)    Leave This Off Your Fu*Kin Charts Instrumental More Info... 2:31
17)    B Side Wins Again More Info... 3:46
18)    War At 33 1/3 More Info... 2:08
19)    Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned Instrumental More Info... 0:49
20)    Fight The Power More Info... 4:43
 

Album: Fear of a Black Planet
# Song Title   Time
1)    Contract On The World Love Jam Instrumental More Info... 1:44
2)    Brothers Gonna Work It Out More Info... 5:08
3)    911 Is A Joke Album Version More Info... 3:17
4)    Incident At 66.6 FM Instrumental More Info... 1:38
5)    Welcome To The Terrordome More Info... 5:26
6)    Meet The G That Killed Me More Info... 0:45
7)    Pollywanacraka More Info... 3:52
8)    Anti-Nigger Machine More Info... 3:17
9)    Burn Hollywood Burn More Info... 2:48
10)    Power To The People More Info... 3:50
11)    Who Stole The Soul? More Info... 3:49
12)    Fear Of A Black Planet More Info... 3:45
13)    Revolutionary Generation More Info... 5:43
14)    Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya, Man! More Info... 2:47
15)    Reggie Jax More Info... 1:36
16)    Leave This Off Your Fu*Kin Charts Instrumental More Info... 2:31
17)    B Side Wins Again More Info... 3:46
18)    War At 33 1/3 More Info... 2:08
19)    Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned Instrumental More Info... 0:49
20)    Fight The Power More Info... 4:43
 
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Tracks

1. Contract On The World Love Jam

2. Brothers Gonna Work It Out

3. 911 Is A Joke

4. Incident At 666 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

11. Who Stole The Soul?

12. Fear Of A Black Planet

13. Revolutionary Generation

14. Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man

15. Reggie Jex

16. Leave This Off Your F***** Charts

17. B-Side Wins Again

18. War At 33 1/3

19. Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And Them

20. Fight The Power

Performer Notes
  • Public Enemy: Chuck D [Carlton Ridenhour]; Flavor Flav (vocals); Terminator X (scratches); Professor Griff, Brother James I, Agent Attitude, James Bomb, Brother Mike.
  • Additional personnel: Ice Cube, Big Daddy Kane (vocals); Branford Marsalis (saxophone); Paul Shabazz (programming); Wizard K-Jee (scratches).
  • Engineers include: Rod Hui, Chris Shaw, Kirk Yano.
  • Recorded at Greene Street Recording, New York, New York; The Music Palace, West Hempstead and Spectrum City Studios, Long Island, New York.
  • Personnel: Branford Marsalis (saxophone); Eric Sadler, Paul Shabazz (programming); Norman Rogers (scratches).
  • Audio Mixers: Christopher Shaw ; Dan Wood; Mike Bona; Paul Eulin; Nick Sansano ; Rod Hui.
  • Recording information: Greene Street Recording, New York, NY; Music Palace, West Hampstead, NY; Spectrum City Studios, Strong Island.
  • Directors: Eric Sadler; Carl Ryder; Hank Shocklee; Keith Shocklee.
  • Photographer: Jules Allen.
  • Unknown Contributor Roles: Flavor Flav; Ice Cube; Professor Griff; Big Daddy Kane; Chuck D .
  • Arrangers: Eric Sadler; Carl Ryder; Hank Shocklee; Keith Shocklee.
  • If Public Enemy's two previous albums had ruffled feathers, Fear Of A Black Planet set out its stall to exploit mainstream fears. Again, the title spoke volumes. This time they raged just as hard, but their political consciousness had grown. Professor Griff had been ejected from the band for his anti-Semitic stance, and much of the album's atmosphere is created by the bunker mentality of resultant clashes with the press. The siege mentality only underscores the group's hard-nosed, cut-and-paste sample technique and the eloquence of Chuck D. 'Fight The Power' still bites harder than just about any other track in rap's history.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.70) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Rolling Stone (5/17/90) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Public Enemy has never aimed for anything less than a comprehensive view of contemporary black America...FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET complements this ambition with stunning maturity and sophistication..."

Spin (9/99, p.116) - Ranked #2 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."

Entertainment Weekly - "...most powerful rap group..." - Rating: A

Q (12/99, p.68) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."

Q (2/91) - 4 Stars - Excellent - Recommended by Q as one of the five best rap albums of 1990 and ranked as one of the Fifty Best Albums of 1990. - "...scalding attack on white supremacy..."

Q (9/95, p.132) - 5 Stars - "...achieved the near impossible by being every bit as good as its predecessor. The music was Public Enemy's now-familiar scream but was augmented with a percussive tinge that reflected the ever greater Afrocentricity..."

Melody Maker (7/22/95, p.35) - Bloody Essential - "...slower, denser...funky. And it was a masterpiece....It's beyond perfect, built like a platinum beehive and stuffed with cordite--The Bomb Squad's last hands-on job for PE before they took on the task of...Ice Cube..."

NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #37 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'

NME (Magazine) (7/15/95, p.47) - 10 (out of 10) - "...where do you go once you've made the greatest hip-hop album ever? Unbelievably, you consolidate that with an equally splendid follow-up....This time the sounds were softened slightly with flashes of `real' instrumentation but the content remained as astonishingly tough and intelligent as before..."
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