28 Years Ago Today – Public Enemy Releases Iconic ‘It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ LP (Watch “Don’t Believe The Hype” Official Video)

28 years ago (6/28/88), Public Enemy released their second studio album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Led by Chuck D, this LP is one classic track after another and hugely influential recording that would set a blueprint for social commentary hip hop for years to follow. Public Enemy used the template Run-D.M.C. created earlier then added elements of free jazz and funk, via their producing team, the Bomb Squad, creating something ferocious yet inviting. Check Chuck D on tour this summer with Prophets of Rage in the meantime check out the official video for “Don”t Believe The Hype” off of It Takes a Nation….

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