Public Enemy (American rap group)

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Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group. Formed on Long Island, New York in 1982, they are known for their politically charged music and criticism of the American media, with an active interest in the frustrations and concerns of the African American community. They remain one of the most critically acclaimed bands in history. Their first four albums during the late 1980s and early 1990s were all certified either gold or platinum and were, according to music critic Robert Hilburn in 1998, "the most acclaimed body of work ever by a hip hop act."

In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Public Enemy number 44 on its list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, the highest ranking for a hip hop act. The group was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The band were announced as inductees for the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on December 11, 2012, making them the fourth hip-hop act to be inducted.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Yo! Bum Rush the Show Public Enemy 6
1988 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Public Enemy 4 16
1990 Fear of a Black Planet Public Enemy 7
1991 Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black Public Enemy 3
1994 Muse Sick‐N‐Hour Mess Age Public Enemy 4
1999 There’s a Poison Goin On… Public Enemy 3
2002 Revolverlution Public Enemy 1
2005 New Whirl Odor Public Enemy 4
2005 Rebirth of a Nation Public Enemy feat. Paris 2
2006 Beats and Places Public Enemy 1
2007 How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? Public Enemy 3
2012 Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp Public Enemy 2
2012 The Evil Empire of Everything Public Enemy 2
2015 Man Plans God Laughs Public Enemy 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Greatest Misses Public Enemy 4
1992 Singles n’ Remixes 1987–1992 Public Enemy 1
1997 The Best Of Public Enemy 1
2001 The Best Of: The Millennium Collection Public Enemy 1
2001 Classic Public Enemy Public Enemy 1
2005 Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy’s Greatest Hits Public Enemy 4 3
2013 Planet Earth: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Greatest Rap Hits Public Enemy 1
2013 25th Anniversary Vinyl Collection Public Enemy 1
2014 Icon Public Enemy 1
2014 Icon 2 Public Enemy 1
Times Up! 20 Greatest Hits Public Enemy 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 It Takes a Nation: The First London Invasion Tour 1987 Public Enemy 1
2006 Revolverlution Tour 2003 Manchester Public Enemy 1
2007 Fight the Power! Greatest Hits Live! Public Enemy 1
2015 Live From Metropolis Studios Public Enemy 3

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Bring That Beat Back: The Remix Project Public Enemy 1
2007 Remix of a Nation Public Enemy feat. Paris 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 He Got Game Public Enemy 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Rebel Without a Pause (vocal mix) Public Enemy 1
1988 Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos Public Enemy 1
1989 911 Is a Joke Public Enemy 1
1989 Fight the Power Public Enemy 1
1989 Welcome to the Terrordome Public Enemy 5
1990 Can’t Do Nuttin’ for Ya Man Public Enemy 3
1990 Brothers Gonna Work It Out Public Enemy 3
1991 Can’t Truss It Public Enemy 2
1991 Shut Em Down Public Enemy 2
1992 Hazy Shade of Criminal Public Enemy 1
1992 Night Train Public Enemy 2
1994 Give It Up Public Enemy 5
1994 What Kind of Power We Got? Public Enemy 1
1995 So Whatcha Gonna Do Now? Public Enemy 1
1998 He Got Game Public Enemy 1
1999 Do You Wanna Go Our Way??? Public Enemy 1
2003 Son of a Bush Public Enemy 1
2004 Make Love Fuck War Moby & Public Enemy 2
2005 Can’t Hold Us Back Public Enemy 1
2005 Hell No We Ain’t All Right! Public Enemy 1
2007 Bring the Noise (Benny Benassi Pump-Kin remix) Public Enemy 1
2007 Bring the Noise (remix) / Give It Up Public Enemy 1
2010 Say It Like It Really Is Public Enemy 1
2012 Harder Than You Think Public Enemy 1
Bring the Noise (No Noise version) Public Enemy 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Twelve Inch Mixes Public Enemy 1

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