Fear of a Black Planet

Fear of a Black Planet

by Public Enemy


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In 1988, Public Enemy released one of the greatest albums of all time, IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK, an artistic statement so groundbreaking fans wondered if anything could stand as a proper follow-up. But if anything, their next recording, 1990's FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET, is even more abrasive. "Pollywanacraka," attacks conservative attitudes on interracial dating; "Burn Hollywood Burn" rails against black stereotypes in cinema; and "Meet the G That Killed me," urged greater AIDS awareness. "Fight the Power" is a clarion call to action -- a signature song of the group's Black Power message wed to a galvanizing sample of James Browns' "Funky Drummer" -- and throughout PLANET, the Bomb Squad's mix is as aggressive as Chuck D and Flavor Flav's lyrics. Social commentary doesn't get any funkier.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/1994
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0731452344625
catalogNumber: 523446
Rank: 22339

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Public Enemy   Primary Artist
Branford Marsalis   Saxophone
Norman Lee Rogers   scratching

Technical Credits

Big Daddy Kane   Contributor
Ice Cube   Contributor
Professor Griff   Contributor
Chuck D   Contributor
Paul Eulin   Engineer
Flavor Flav   Contributor
Rod Hui   Engineer
Steve Loeb   Engineer
Carl Ryder   Arranger,Director,Producer
Nick Sansano   Engineer
Keith Shocklee   Arranger,Composer,Director,Producer
Paul Shabazz   Programming
Christopher Shaw   Engineer
Hank Shocklee   Arranger,Composer,Director,Producer
Kirk Yano   Engineer
Eric Sadler   Arranger,Composer,Director,Programming,Producer
Mike Bona   Engineer
Carlton Ridenhour   Composer
Norman Lee Rogers   Composer
Bomb Squad   Producer
Dan Wood   Engineer
William Drayton   Composer
Antonio Hardy   Composer
O'Shea Jackson   Composer

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Fear of a Black Planet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fear if a Black Planet is one of the best hip hop albums of all time as well as one of the most important. Public Enenmy entertained as well as informed. Fight the Power should be a national anthem.