Release Date: 07.23.02
Record label: Koch Records / In the Paint
Genre(s): Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, etc.
Public Enemy: Beyond Terrordome
by: carmela wiese
If there is one thing that Public Enemy is known universally for, it’s opening the eyes of mainstream rap music to political opinions.
Over the last 15 years we have seen and heard Public Enemy verbally attack popular American politics, the media, and even the Emergency Medical Service number 911. In Revolverlution, their ninth album, Public Enemy continues to deliver the shocking lyrics and political views that they are known for.
Revolverlution continues to explore these important social topics in a present day context with such songs as “Son of a Bush” in which Chuck D., Flava Flav and the rest of the crew pick apart and question the idiosyncrasies, political stand, and character that our current president has exhibited.
In addition to reintroducing their admirable and bold concepts, Public Enemy also explores the connection between the world wide web and music by conducting a contest on their web site in which the winners had the opportunity to remix some previously released tracks for the new album. Five contenders from all over the U.S. were picked to remix classics such as ‘Public Enemy No. 1’ and ‘Shut ‘em Down’. The album also contains three songs recorded live in Switzerland, San Francisco, and Paris that demonstrate PE is just as explosive live as they are on vinyl. 02-Sep-2002 10:05 PM