Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits

Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits

by Public Enemy
     
 
Apart from their 2001 installment in Universal's ongoing 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection series, Public Enemy had not been given a career compilation prior to 2005's Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits. The 2001 comp overlooked such major cuts

Overview

Apart from their 2001 installment in Universal's ongoing 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection series, Public Enemy had not been given a career compilation prior to 2005's Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits. The 2001 comp overlooked such major cuts as "Rebel Without a Pause" and "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos," plus it was sequenced in a non-chronological order. Power to the People rights those two wrongs by including all of PE's major songs from 1987-1998 -- which doesn't mean it's all their best music, of course -- presented in a chronological fashion, beginning with "You're Gonna Get Yours" and ending with "He Got Game." As such, it provides not only a useful summary of their groundbreaking work, it's also a bracing, exciting listen in its own right. Of course, each individual Public Enemy release recorded during these ten years is worth hearing -- especially 1988's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and 1990's Fear of a Black Planet, which are two of the great works of art of the 20th century -- but for those who want a quick introduction to the greatest hip-hop group of all time, this fits the bill perfectly.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/02/2005
Label:
Def Jam
UPC:
0602498616611
catalogNumber:
000192302
Rank:
24433

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Public Enemy   Primary Artist
Professor Griff   Rap,Group Member
Steve Stills   Vocals
Macdowell   Bass,Bass Guitar
Sister Souljah   Rap,Group Member
Chuck D   Bass,Voices,Rap,Group Member
Flavor Flav   Rap,Group Member
Allan Givens   Horn
Tyrone Jefferson   Horn
Branford Marsalis   Saxophone
Steve Moss   Conga
David Reeves   Bass
Vernon Reid   Guitar
Terminator   Turntables,Group Member
Fred Wells   Guitar
Lorenzo Wyche   Horn
Rick Gordon   Drums
Norman Lee Rogers   scratching,Group Member
Bill Stephney   Bass,Guitar
Frank Able   Keyboards
Keith Boxley   scratching
Harry Allen   Track Performer
Black To The Future Sample Stars   Voices
Department Of Liberation   Group Member
Interrogators   Group Member
Paul Reisch   Musician
Voices Of Shabach Community Choir Of Long Island   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Steve Stills   Composer
Bomb Squad   Executive Producer
Rob Chiarelli   Engineer
Chuck D   Executive Producer
Cerwin Depper   Producer
Steven Ett   Engineer
Bob Fudjinski   Engineer
Gary G-Wiz   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,Creation
John Harrison   Engineer
Rod Hui   Engineer
J.B.L.   Composer,Producer
Steve Loeb   Engineer
Stuart Robertz   Composer,Programming,Producer
Rick Rubin   Executive Producer
Carl Ryder   Arranger,Director,Producer,Executive Producer,Advisor,Creation
Nick Sansano   Engineer
Keith Shocklee   Arranger,Composer,Director,Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,Creation
Paul Shabazz   Programming
Hank Shocklee   Arranger,Composer,Director,Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Advisor,Creation
M. Thomas   Composer
Chuck Valle   Engineer
Kirk Yano   Engineer
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler   Arranger,Composer,Director,Programming,Producer,drum programming,Creation
Bill Stephney   Producer,Audio Production
Greg Gordon   Engineer
Vartan   Art Direction
Kathy Nelson   Executive Producer
Jim Sabella   Engineer
Rawle Gittens   Engineer
Spike Lee   Executive Producer
Dan Wood   Engineer
Owen Smith   Illustrations
Matt Tritto   Engineer
Studdah Man   Composer
Chris Shaw   Engineer
Harry Allen   Liner Notes
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Period   Producer
Ricciano Lumpkin   Engineer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Adam Yauch   Liner Notes
Yolanda Giraud   Tape Research
Lily Salinas   Tape Research
Jessica Ruiz   Tape Research
Department Of Liberation   Personnel
House Of Tre   Arranger
Imperial Grand Ministers Of Funk   Producer
Jeff Jones   Engineer

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