It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1988, Def Jam
produced by Rick Rubin and Hank Shocklee
Johnny Juice Rosado
- Rebel Without a Pause
- Bring the Noise
- Don't Believe the Hype
- Night of the Living Baseheads
- Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
Produced by the Bombsquad and legendary Rick Rubin, this album features several Public Enemy classics, and also has a Flavor Flav solo track (Cold Lampin with Flavor) which proves he isn't completely clown shoes. The idea was to produce music that was fast paced, in your face, and full of rage. Bring the Noise encapsuled the entire philosophy of the record, that music is just organized noise.
The record is #3 on Slant's list of best albums of the '80s, #2 on Spex's list of best records in the 20th century, #7 on Q's list of best albums of the 80's, #48 on Rolling Stone's 500 best, and made Time's list of 100 best records. Kurt Cobain included it in his top 25 influential records.