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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There haven't been many Public Enemy compilations released over the years, and none of them have been very good -- not the 1992 oddities Greatest Misses or the even stranger 2006 Planet Earth, where classic PE seemed to be swapped for revisions. That left only 2001's 20th Century Masters as a disc that served up the hits, but 2014's Icon 2 -- also an entry in an ongoing series by Universal -- easily trumps that by offering 22 classic Def Jam tracks over the course of two discs. The big songs are here -- "You're Gonna Get Yours," "Bring the Noise," "Rebel Without a Pause," "Don't Believe the Hype," "Night of the Living Baseheads," "Black Steel in the Hour of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There haven't been many Public Enemy compilations released over the years, and none of them have been very good -- not the 1992 oddities Greatest Misses or the even stranger 2006 Planet Earth, where classic PE seemed to be swapped for revisions. That left only 2001's 20th Century Masters as a disc that served up the hits, but 2014's Icon 2 -- also an entry in an ongoing series by Universal -- easily trumps that by offering 22 classic Def Jam tracks over the course of two discs. The big songs are here -- "You're Gonna Get Yours," "Bring the Noise," "Rebel Without a Pause," "Don't Believe the Hype," "Night of the Living Baseheads," "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos," "911 Is a Joke," "Welcome to the Terrordome," "Fight the Power," "Shut Em Down" -- and it wraps up with the title track from "He Got Game," a song that functions as a coda to the golden age that is effectively showcased on this rather terrific collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2014
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602537708710
  • Catalog Number: 2002502
  • Sales rank: 71,037

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Public Enemy Primary Artist
Anthrax Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Anthrax Composer
Mandrill Composer
The Bomb Squad Producer
Gary G-Wiz Composer, Producer
Stuart Robertz Composer, Producer
Carl Ryder Producer
Keith Shocklee Composer, Producer
Hank Shocklee Composer, Producer
Terminator X Producer
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler Composer, Producer
Bill Stephney Producer
Andrew Catlin Cover Photo
Studdah Man Composer
DR Period Producer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Susan Lavoie Art Direction
Imperial Grand Ministers Of Funk Producer
O. Jackson Composer
The J.B.L. Composer, Producer
Glen La Ferman Back Cover Photo
Cerwin "C-Dawg" Depper Producer
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