Complete List Of Public Enemy Albums And Songs

Public Enemy Albums

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Public Enemy, formed in 1985 in Long Island, New York, is one of the most influential and politically charged groups in the history of hip-hop. The original members include Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, and DJ Terminator X. Known for their revolutionary lyrics and innovative production, they released their debut album Yo! Bum Rush the Show in 1987. Public Enemy’s next album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, solidified their reputation and achieved critical and commercial success, peaking at number forty-two on the Billboard 200.

Throughout their career, Public Enemy released fifteen studio albums, including Fear of a Black Planet and Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black, both of which are considered classics. They have also released live albums, compilations, and remixes. Public Enemy’s impact on music and culture has been recognized with numerous awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Their powerful messages on social justice, racism, and political activism continue to resonate, making them enduring figures in hip-hop and beyond.

PUBLIC ENEMY STUDIO ALBUMS

Yo! Bum Rush the Show

Released: 1987

Yo! Bum Rush the Show is Public Enemy’s debut studio album. It was recorded at Spectrum City Studios in Hempstead, New York, and Chung King Studios in New York City. The album was produced by Rick Rubin and Bill Stephney.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “You’re Gonna Get Yours” – 4:04
  2. “Sophisticated Bitch” – 4:30
  3. “Miuzi Weighs a Ton” – 5:44
  4. “Timebomb” – 2:54
  5. “Too Much Posse” – 2:26
  6. “Rightstarter (Message to a Black Man)” – 3:47
  7. “Public Enemy No. 1” – 4:41
  8. “M.P.E.” – 3:44
  9. “Yo! Bum Rush the Show” – 4:26
  10. “Raise the Roof” – 5:18
  11. “Megablast” – 2:52
  12. “Terminator X Speaks with His Hands” – 2:15

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Released: 1988

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is Public Enemy’s second studio album. It was recorded at Chung King Studios and Greene St. Recording in New York City, and Sabella Studios in Roslyn, New York. The album was produced by The Bomb Squad.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Countdown to Armageddon” – 1:41
  2. “Bring the Noise” – 3:45
  3. “Don’t Believe the Hype” – 5:20
  4. “Cold Lampin’ with Flavor” – 4:16
  5. “Terminator X to the Edge of Panic” – 4:31
  6. “Mind Terrorist” – 1:21
  7. “Louder Than a Bomb” – 3:37
  8. “Caught, Can We Get a Witness?” – 4:53
  9. “Show ‘Em Whatcha Got” – 1:56
  10. “She Watch Channel Zero?!” – 3:49
  11. “Night of the Living Baseheads” – 3:13
  12. “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos” – 6:23
  13. “Security of the First World” – 1:20
  14. “Rebel Without a Pause” – 5:02
  15. “Prophets of Rage” – 3:19
  16. “Party for Your Right to Fight” – 3:26

Fear of a Black Planet

Released: 1990

Fear of a Black Planet is Public Enemy’s third studio album. It was recorded at Greene St. Recording in New York City and The Music Palace in West Hempstead, New York. The album was produced by The Bomb Squad.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Contract on the World Love Jam” – 1:44
  2. “Brothers Gonna Work It Out” – 5:07
  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. “Pollywanacraka” – 3:52
  8. “Anti-Nigger Machine” – 3:17
  9. “Burn Hollywood Burn” – 2:47
  10. “Power to the People” – 3:50
  11. “Who Stole the Soul?” – 3:49
  12. “Fear of a Black Planet” – 3:45
  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 1/3” – 2:08
  19. “Final Count of the Collision Between Us and the Damned” – 0:48
  20. “Fight the Power” – 4:42

Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black

Released: 1991

Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black is Public Enemy’s fourth studio album. It was recorded at The Music Palace in West Hempstead, New York, and Green Street Recording in New York City. The album was produced by The Bomb Squad and Public Enemy.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Lost at Birth” – 3:47
  2. “Rebirth” – 3:44
  3. “Nighttrain” – 3:28
  4. “Can’t Truss It” – 5:21
  5. “I Don’t Wanna Be Called Yo Niga” – 4:26
  6. “How to Kill a Radio Consultant” – 3:10
  7. “By the Time I Get to Arizona” – 4:49
  8. “Move!” – 4:59
  9. “1 Million Bottlebags” – 4:05
  10. “More News at 11” – 2:39
  11. “Shut Em Down” – 5:04
  12. “A Letter to the New York Post” – 2:48
  13. “Get the Fist” – 3:59
  14. “Bring the Noise (Remix)” – 3:47

Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age

Released: 1994

Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age is Public Enemy’s fifth studio album. It was recorded at The Music Palace in West Hempstead, New York. The album was produced by The Bomb Squad.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Whole Lotta Love Goin On in the Middle of Hell” – 3:13
  2. “Give It Up” – 4:31
  3. “What Side You On?” – 4:07
  4. “Bedlam 13:13” – 3:40
  5. “Stop in the Name…” – 3:37
  6. “What Kind of Power We Got?” – 4:19
  7. “So Whatcha Gone Do Now?” – 4:41
  8. “White Heaven/Black Hell” – 4:42
  9. “Race Against Time” – 3:18
  10. “Aintnuttin Buttersong” – 3:22
  11. “Live and Undrugged Pt. 1 & 2” – 6:13
  12. “Thin Line Between Law & Rape” – 4:44
  13. “I Ain’t Mad at All” – 4:18
  14. “Death of a Carjacka” – 2:07
  15. “I Stand Accused” – 3:55
  16. “Godd Complexx” – 4:57
  17. “Hitler Day” – 4:27
  18. “Living in a Zoo (Remix)” – 3:39

There’s a Poison Goin’ On

Released: 1999

There’s a Poison Goin’ On is Public Enemy’s sixth studio album.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dark Side of the Wall: 2000” – 2:42
  2. “Do You Wanna Go Our Way???” – 3:41
  3. “LSD” – 2:47
  4. “Here I Go” – 4:56
  5. “41:19” – 3:47
  6. “Crash” – 3:31
  7. “Crayola” – 4:26
  8. “First the Sheep Next the Shepherd?” – 3:50
  9. “World Tour Sessions” – 3:34
  10. “Last Mass of the Caballeros” – 3:47
  11. “I” – 3:28
  12. “What What” – 3:34
  13. “Kevorkian” – 3:35
  14. “Swindlers Lust” – 4:11
  15. “Bad @$$ Strip Down” – 2:24

Revolverlution

Released: 2002

Revolverlution is Public Enemy’s seventh studio album. It was recorded at various studios including The Music Palace in West Hempstead, New York. The album was produced by Public Enemy.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Gotta Give the Peeps What They Need” – 3:32
  2. “Revolverlution” – 3:02
  3. “Miuzi Weighs a Ton” (Live San Francisco October 21st, 1999) – 3:07
  4. “Put It Up” – 3:12
  5. “Can a Woman Make a Man Lose His Mind?” – 3:35
  6. “Public Enemy Service Announcement #1” – 0:21
  7. “Fight the Power” (Live Winterthur Switzerland 1992) – 4:04
  8. “By the Time I Get to Arizona” (The Moleman Mixx) – 3:44
  9. “Post-Concert Arizona” (Wesleyan University Middletown CT April 14th, 1998) – 0:56
  10. “Son of a Bush” – 3:23
  11. “54321…Boom” – 3:25
  12. “Welcome to the Terrordome” (Live Winterthur Switzerland 1992) – 3:57
  13. “B Side Wins Again” (Scattershot Remix) – 4:08
  14. “Get Your Shit Together” – 4:34
  15. “Public Enemy Service Announcement #2” – 0:22
  16. “Shut ‘Em Down” (The Functionist Version) – 4:04
  17. “Now A’ Daze” – 3:25
  18. “Public Enemy #1” (Jeronimo Punx Redu) – 5:01

New Whirl Odor

Released: 2005

New Whirl Odor is Public Enemy’s eighth studio album.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “And No One Broadcasted Louder Than…” (Intro) – 1:24
  2. “New Whirl Odor” – 4:02
  3. “Bring That Beat Back” – 4:14
  4. “MKLVFKWR” (featuring Moby) – 3:21
  5. “What a Fool Believes” – 3:00
  6. “Makes You Blind” – 4:23
  7. “Preachin’ to the Quiet” – 4:34
  8. “Either We Together or We Ain’t (S1W Stepstrumental)” – 3:24
  9. “Revolution” – 3:24
  10. “Check What You’re Listening To” – 4:24
  11. “As Long As the People Got Something to Say” – 3:24
  12. “Y’all Don’t Know” – 2:50
  13. “Either You Get It by Now or You Don’t” – 4:35
  14. “Superman’s Black in the Building” – 3:12

How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul???

Released: 2007

How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? is Public Enemy’s ninth studio album.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul???” – 5:12
  2. “Black Is Back” – 4:43
  3. “Harder Than You Think” – 4:10
  4. “Between Hard and a Rock Place” – 4:36
  5. “Sex, Drugs & Violence” (featuring KRS-One) – 3:35
  6. “American Gangster” – 4:07
  7. “Can You Hear Me Now” – 3:59
  8. “Head Wide Shut” – 4:12
  9. “Flavor Man” – 4:06
  10. “The Enemy Battle Hymn of the Public” – 3:25
  11. “Escapism” – 4:53
  12. “Frankenstar” – 4:59
  13. “Col-Leepin” – 3:38
  14. “Radiation of a RADIOTVMOVIE Nation” – 4:42
  15. “See Something, Say Something” – 4:25
  16. “Long and Whining Road” – 4:32
  17. “Bridge of Pain” – 5:47
  18. “Eve of Destruction” – 4:15
  19. “How You Sell Soul (Time Is God Refrain)” – 5:32

Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp

Released: 2012

Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp is Public Enemy’s tenth studio album.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Run Till It’s Dark” – 3:21
  2. “Get Up Stand Up” (featuring Brother Ali) – 4:47
  3. “Most of My Heroes STILL…” – 4:00
  4. “I Shall Not Be Moved” – 4:30
  5. “Get It In” – 4:18
  6. “Hoovermusic” – 3:50
  7. “Catch the Thrown” – 4:40
  8. “RLTK” (featuring DMC) – 4:37
  9. “Truth Decay” – 4:28
  10. “FassFood” – 4:24
  11. “WTF?” – 4:26

The Evil Empire of Everything

Released: 2012

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Evil Empire of Everything” – 4:13
  2. “Don’t Give Up the Fight” (featuring Ziggy Marley) – 4:28
  3. “1 (Peace)” – 4:08
  4. “2 (Resist)” – 3:35
  5. “Beyond Trayvon” – 4:18
  6. “Everything” – 3:46
  7. “31 Flavors” – 4:29
  8. “Riotstarted” (featuring Tom Morello and Henry Rollins) – 4:11
  9. “Notice (Know This)” – 3:12
  10. “Icebreaker” – 3:57
  11. “Fame” – 3:22
  12. “Brothers Gonna Work It Out” – 3:15
  13. “Say It Like It Really Is” – 3:38

Man Plans God Laughs

Released: 2015

Man Plans God Laughs is Public Enemy’s twelfth studio album. It was recorded at The Mountain in Montreux, Switzerland. The album was produced by Gary G-Wiz and Public Enemy.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “No Sympathy from the Devil” – 3:06
  2. “Me to We” – 2:41
  3. “Man Plans God Laughs” – 2:07
  4. “Give Peace a Damn” – 3:06
  5. “Those Who Know, Know Who” – 2:42
  6. “Honky Talk Rules” – 2:47
  7. “Mine Again” – 2:35
  8. “Lost in Space Music” – 2:38
  9. “Corplantationopoly” – 3:02
  10. “Earthizen” – 2:54

Nothing Is Quick in the Desert

Released: 2017

Nothing Is Quick in the Desert is Public Enemy’s thirteenth studio album. It was recorded at The Mountain in Montreux, Switzerland. The album was produced by Gary G-Wiz and Public Enemy.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Nothing Is Quick in the Desert” – 3:38
  2. “SPEak!” – 2:42
  3. “Yesterday Man” – 3:02
  4. “Fame” – 3:30
  5. “Exit Your Mind” – 3:14
  6. “Beat Them All” – 3:28
  7. “Smash the Crowd” (featuring Ice-T and PMD) – 3:38
  8. “If You Can’t Join Em Beat Em” – 2:54
  9. “So Be It” – 3:12
  10. “SOC MED Digital Heroin” – 3:00
  11. “Toxic” – 2:48
  12. “Nothin But a Bitch Thang” – 3:01
  13. “Change Your Mind” – 3:02

Loud Is Not Enough

Released: 2020

Loud Is Not Enough was released under the name Enemy Radio. It was recorded at The Mountain in Montreux, Switzerland. The album was produced by Gary G-Wiz and Public Enemy.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Loud Is Not Enough” – 4:22
  2. “Food as a Machine Gun” – 4:30
  3. “Worlds on Fire” – 3:28
  4. “Warning” – 3:58
  5. “Evil Is Funny” – 3:24
  6. “Dangerous” – 3:55
  7. “Ewoks” – 3:22
  8. “MessAge” – 3:35
  9. “Toxic” – 2:48
  10. “Be Good to the Ones” – 3:15

What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?

Released: 2020

What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down? is Public Enemy’s fifteenth studio album. It was recorded at The Mountain in Montreux, Switzerland. The album was produced by Gary G-Wiz and Public Enemy.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “When the Grid Go Down…” (featuring George Clinton) – 1:55
  2. “GRID” (featuring Cypress Hill and George Clinton) – 3:32
  3. “State of the Union (STFU)” (featuring DJ Premier) – 3:20
  4. “Merica Mirror” – 0:46
  5. “Public Enemy Number Won” (featuring Mike D, Ad-Rock, and Run-DMC) – 3:24
  6. “Toxic” – 2:48
  7. “Yesterday Man” – 3:02
  8. “Crossroads Burning” (featuring PMD) – 3:16
  9. “Fight the Power: Remix 2020” (featuring Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, Jahi, YG, and Questlove) – 5:18
  10. “Beat Them All” – 3:28
  11. “Smash the Crowd” (featuring Ice-T and PMD) – 3:38
  12. “If You Can’t Join Em Beat Em” – 2:54
  13. “Go At It” – 3:24
  14. “Don’t Look at the Sky” – 3:15
  15. “Rest in Beats” – 2:45
  16. “R.I.P. Blackat” – 1:26

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