Loading... Please wait...

Current Top Sellers

Discogs

Please check out our used vinyl selecton on discogs!

View Now

Feedback

How was your experience on the new Ear Candy Music?

Let us know!

Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet - 2x LP Vinyl

$32.29 $20.39 (You save $11.90)
(You save $11.90)
SKU:
k2010
Current Stock:
Out of stock
Out of Stock

Other Details

Batch:
12/4/2014
Album:
Fear of a Black Planet
Artist:
Public Enemy
Format:
12" Vinyl

Product Description

At the time of its release in March 1990 -- just a mere two years after It Takes a Nation of Millions -- nearly all of the attention spent on Public Enemy's third album, Fear of a Black Planet, was concentrated on the dying controversy over Professor Griff's anti-Semitic statements of 1989, and how leader Chuck D bungled the public relations regarding his dismissal. References to the controversy are scattered throughout the album -- and it fueled the incendiary lead single, "Welcome to the Terrordome" -- but years later, after the furor has died down, what remains is a remarkable piece of modern art, a record that ushered in the '90s in a hail of multi-culturalism and kaleidoscopic confusion. It also easily stands as the Bomb Squad's finest musical moment. Where Millions was all about aggression -- layered aggression, but aggression nonetheless -- Fear of a Black Planet encompasses everything, touching on seductive grooves, relentless beats, hard funk, and dub reggae without blinking an eye. All the more impressive is that this is one of the records made during the golden age of sampling, before legal limits were set on sampling, so this is a wild, endlessly layered record filled with familiar sounds you can't place; it's nearly as heady as the Beastie Boys' magnum opus Paul's Boutique in how it pulls from anonymous and familiar sources to create something totally original and modern. While the Bomb Squad was casting a wider net, Chuck D's writing was tighter than ever, with each track tackling a specific topic (apart from the aforementioned "Welcome to the Terrordome," whose careening rhymes and paranoid confusion are all the more effective when surrounded by such detailed arguments), a sentiment that spills over to Flavor Flav, who delivers the pungent black humor of "911 Is a Joke," perhaps the best-known song here. Chuck gets himself into trouble here and there -- most notoriously on "Meet the G That Killed Me," where he skirts with anti-homophobia -- but by and large, he's never been so eloquent, angry, or persuasive as he is here. This isn't as revolutionary or as potent as Millions, but it holds together better, and as a piece of music, this is the best hip-hop has ever had to offer."
1 Contract On The World Love Jam 1:48
2 Brothers Gonna Work It Out 5:03
3 911 Is A Joke 3:17
4 Incident At 66.6 FM 1:37
5 Welcome To The Terrordome 5:25
6 Meet The G That Killed Me 0:44
7 Pollywannacracka 4:13
8 Anti-Nigger Machine 2:39
9 Burn Hollywood Burn 3:04
10 Power To The People 3:48
11 Who Stole The Soul? 3:51
12 Fear Of A Black Planet 3:42
13 Revolutionary Generation 5:43
14 Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man 2:46
15 Reggie Jax 1:35
16 Leave This Off Your Fu*kin Charts 2:31
17 B. Side Wins Again 3:45
18 War At 33 ⅓ 2:07
19 Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned 0:48
20 Fight The Power 4:42

Product Reviews

Write Review

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

Shipping & Returns

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Find Similar Products by Category

Back to Top