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Planet Earth: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Greatest Rap Hits

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released as a tie-in to Public Enemy's deserved 2013 induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the 2013 compilation Planet Earth is a little confusing and for more than one reason. First, it largely chronicles PE from 1990 on, with only "Louder Than a Bomb" dating from anything earlier than Fear of a Black Planet, and the cuts from that 1990 album and anything released after aren't exactly pristine. Everything here is just slightly off: either the mastering is brickwalled or samples are excised, but if things are re-recorded -- and it often seems like they are -- they're close enough to the originals to fool. Which is frustrating, as there are some songs ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released as a tie-in to Public Enemy's deserved 2013 induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the 2013 compilation Planet Earth is a little confusing and for more than one reason. First, it largely chronicles PE from 1990 on, with only "Louder Than a Bomb" dating from anything earlier than Fear of a Black Planet, and the cuts from that 1990 album and anything released after aren't exactly pristine. Everything here is just slightly off: either the mastering is brickwalled or samples are excised, but if things are re-recorded -- and it often seems like they are -- they're close enough to the originals to fool. Which is frustrating, as there are some songs that are indeed the originals "Public Enemy No. 1" but others just feel not quite right, and the liner notes never bother to explain why things would sound so different here. It's all still pretty good -- the originals are great and PE still retain muscle years later -- but it's hard to endorse an album that seems to purposely skate around its origins, plus, there are many big songs that should've been here "Bring the Noise," "Don't Believe the Hype," "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos," "Night of the Living Baseheads," all selections from It Takes a Nation of Millions, are missing. So, Planet Earth winds up falling short of the celebration it intends to be but there are still enough masterworks to make it a serviceable sampler even if it never transcends that designation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2013
  • Label: Eastlink
  • UPC: 760137576525
  • Catalog Number: 5765
  • Sales rank: 123,118

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Welcome To the Terrordome (5:19)
  2. 2 Can't Truss It (4:31)
  3. 3 911 is a Joke (3:00)
  4. 4 Shut Em Down (3:25)
  5. 5 Fight the Power (4:06)
  6. 6 Give It Up (4:35)
  7. 7 Harder Than You Think (4:19)
  8. 8 By the Time I Get To Arizona (4:12)
  9. 9 ...Everything - Sheila Brody (4:14)
  10. 10 Louder Than a Bomb (2:48)
  11. 11 Lost At Birth (3:38)
  12. 12 Public Enemy No. 1 (4:42)
  13. 13 Shut Em Down (5:15)
  14. 14 I Shall Not Be Moved (5:25)
  15. 15 Harder Than You Think (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Public Enemy Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Gerald Albright Composer
G-Wiz Producer
The Bomb Squad Producer
Chuck D Liner Notes
Cerwin Depper Composer
Gary G-Wiz Producer
Stuart Robertz Composer
Carl Ryder Producer
Neftali Santiago Composer
Keith Shocklee Composer
Hank Shocklee Composer, Producer
Carlton Ridenhour Composer, Concept
E. Sadler Composer
Pete Rock Remixing
Sheila Brody Composer
William Drayton Composer
Studdah Man Composer
Alvertis Isbell Composer
M. Thomas Composer
G. Rinaldo Composer
Ridenhour Composer
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