Public Enemy to reissue legendary albums

Once again back is the incredible Public Enemy. Rolling Stone tells us that Def Jam records and PE are planning to reissue It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Fear of a Black Planet with a ton of additional tracks and media.

As part of pioneering rap label Def Jam's 30th anniversary celebrations, the label has planned reissues of Public Enemy's 1988 breakthrough album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and their 1990 follow-up LP, Fear of a Black Planet, as multidisc deluxe reissues. Each reissue contains the album as it originally came out alongside a disc's worth of bonus tracks, comprising hard-to-find tracks and B-sides, as well as liner notes by the Roots' Questlove and Wax Poetics editor-in-chief Andre Torres.

I've always wanted to hire the S1W to work for Boing Boing.

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  1. Bam! This is a dope jam.

  2. Yeah, I don’t think Professor Griff would go for that, Weisberger.

  3. jlw says:

    I believe Griff has apologized at several points over the last few decades and continues to express remorse.

  4. I believe they were all classic "I'm sorry you feel that way" apologies.

    This is the part that worries me. I've got the original CDs of these and as they were pre loudness war, they just don't have the same sonic impact now as they did then. The practical effect being that I have to turn the audio system volume up much higher for those tracks as opposed to any others in a mix.

    Still I'll check these out and I'll have to go through my library to see how many of the bonus tracks I already have.

  5. ATL is a huge haven for golden-era NY rappers. Most of them live here now, and raised families.

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