Available exclusively at eMusic, these two tracks from Public Enemy's upcoming album are the latest essentials to come from the genius New York hip-hop troupe. Both songs are pointed critiques of the status quo, and both contain the same haunted mood on which the landmark It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back was based. For more on Public Enemy, check out Hua Hsu's interview with the incomparable Chuck D, and find out his 12 favorite albums available on eMusic through our new Dozens feature.
By Marc Hogan on 02.05.15 in News
Hip-hop has lost an old-school pioneer. Darryl Mason, aka Dot-A-Rock, has died, according to Billboard, which cites HipHopGods.com. Mason was an original member of the Cold Crush Brothers, who formed in the Bronx in 1979...
By Marc Hogan on 10.30.14 in News
Public Enemy have announced expanded reissues of two hugely influential albums, 1988's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and 1990's Fear of a Black Planet. Both are due out in the United States on November 25...
By Dan LeRoy on 07.25.14 in Lists
One of the most common observations about the Beastie Boys' classic Paul Boutique, which turns 25 this year, is that it's an album that could never be made again, thanks to the way sampling laws have changed. But that as...
By Grayson Haver Currin on 04.25.14 in Features
Can the music business survive by repeating itself? Grayson Currin explores the tipping point of reissue culture.