Saturday, October 13, 2007
Public Enemy is Back!
Yeah! Public Enemy - to me, they're the Led Zeppelin of hip-hop. They created a bigger, louder, and more diverse sound than anyone in the history of rap. And now Chuck D and the gang has a new album that's just fantastic.
The 20th Anniversary album? That's just great. The music has been hit-and-miss for most of this decade (He Got Game was their last great peak), but the quality and effort are just melting off the speakers here. It's a terrific collection of music that pays tribute to PE's vast range of influences, and the socially conscious protest music that shames most hip-hop sellouts. Hey, kids, do you remember music? Real music that meant something? Something more than selling plastic and toys and teenage fantasies?
This is one of the best albums of the year. I can't wait to hear this on vinyl, with the big speakers and the bass cranked way up. Spread the word and share the love...