Public Enemy
Yo! Bum Rush the Show


5.0
classic

Review

by thecreative0ne USER (50 Reviews)
December 1st, 2012 | 15 replies | 759 views


Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Good "show" very good show indeed.

0 of 6 thought this review was well written

Critical Responses:
Allmusic: 4.5/5
Robert Christagu: B+
NME: 9/10
Q: 4/5
Rolling Stone: 4.5/5
Virgin Encyclopedia: 4/5

This is the album, that started Public Enemy. Now, many people may think, that their phenomenal masterpiece of an album, "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back", is their first album, but they are wrong, because THIS is their first album.

Now if you HAVE heard "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" (you aren't a hip hop fan if you haven't), and you haven't heard this, then you will be confused, because this sounds NOTHING like their 2nd album. You could tell, that they had low quality sound equipment, but the music is phenomenal.

At the time (1987), the likes of Run-D.M.C, and other pioneers were around, and when Public Enemy came, it was different, it was political. Now for the track by track review.

1. You're Gonna Get Yours: This song starts with a quick intro, and then Chuck D's awesome vocals kick in. Great intro. Classic song. This song has been sampled in, "Egg Man" by Beastie Boys, and other songs. 5/5

2. Sophisticated Bitch: Classic song, with Chuck D rhyming about what you think it would be about with a title like this. 5/5

3. Miuzi Weighs a Ton: Chuck D rhyming about how he doesn't use guns. Classic. This song samples, "Christmas Rappin" by Kurtis Blow, and other songs. This song has been sampled in, "Our Most Requested Record" by Ice-T, and plenty of other songs. 5/5

4. Timebomb: Chuck D using his phenomenal rhyme skills. Classic. This song has been sampled in, "Funky Piano" by EPMD, "The Vibes" by EPMD, and other songs. 5/5

5. Too Much Posse: More of Chuck D using his excellent rhyme skills. Classic. This song has been sampled in, "8 Ball" by N.W.A, and other songs. 5/5

6. Rightstarter (Message to a Black Man): Classic song. This song samples, "Here We Go" by Run-D.M.C, and other songs. This song has been sampled in the song, "Mind Over Matter" by Ice-T. 5/5

7. Public Enemy No.1: Classic song. This song has been sampled in, "So Wat Cha Sayin" by EPMD, "Funky Piano" by EPMD, "The Next Movement" by The Roots, "The One" by Kanye West, and other songs. 5/5

8. M.P.E.: Classic song. This song has been sampled in, "The Day the Niggaz Took Over" by Dr Dre, and other songs. 5/5

9. Yo! Bum Rush the Show: Classic song. This song has been sampled in, "Beats to the Rhyme" by Run-D.M.C, "The Big Payback" by EPMD, "Oodles of O's" by De La Soul, "Tell Me" by Pete Rock and CL Smooth, and other songs. 5/5

10. Raise the Roof: Classic song. 5/5

11. Megablast: Classic song. 5/5

12. Terminator X Speaks With His Hands: A Terminator X solo scratch track. This song has been sampled in, "8 Ball" by N.W.A, "Eazy-Duz-It" by Eazy-E, "Ole School ***" by Eazy-E, "Amplified" by Cypress Hill, and other songs.

Overall, I give this a perfect rating.

3 Best Songs:
1. Miuzi Weighs a Ton
2. Public Enemy No.1
3. Yo! Bum Rush the Show

3 Weakest Sons (Not including the Terminator X solo scratch song):
1. Too Much Posse
2. Megablast
3. Timebomb



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WeepingBanana
December 1st 2012



10078 Comments


holyshit you're like the new bulldog

Chortles
December 1st 2012



17927 Comments


the creative one's triumphant return

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Captain North
December 1st 2012



6784 Comments


You can't just give classic as your description for every song wtf

WhiteNoise
December 1st 2012



3084 Comments


haha fuck yes this album! Public enemy are still incredible live too!

Rastapunk
December 1st 2012



729 Comments


First of all TBT is a bad way to review an album but "classic song" is far from a good review of a song. neg'd

Calc
December 1st 2012



12114 Comments


lol this is like a time capsule of how people on this site reviewed 4-5 years ago i love it. so retro

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tommygun
December 1st 2012



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strange how somebody who calls himself the creative one writes the most uninspired, formulaic, repetitive, bland and one dimensional reviews of any currently active user on the site

thumbcrusher
December 1st 2012



3590 Comments


classic song 5/5

ThePac
December 1st 2012



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this hurts to read

sideburndude
December 1st 2012



2782 Comments


classic

YoYoMancuso
December 1st 2012



10997 Comments


You can't just give classic as your description for every song wtf



you obviously aren't familiar with this guy's work

Chortles
December 1st 2012



17927 Comments


inimitable reviewing style

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December 1st 2012



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I love you creativeOne



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