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On This Day: “Yo! Bum Rush The Show” Marks 30 Years!
February 10th, 2017

Today marks a throwback of another kind, because this day in hip-hop captures 30 years since Public Enemy's iconic debut album, Yo! Bum Rush The Show.

Originally debuting back in 1987 under the flourishing Def Jam Records, Public Enemy exploded onto the scene with an uncanny fusion of finesse and fury; Creativity and confrontation intertwined with each track, such as perhaps the record's opening tune “You're Gonna Get Yours”.

Deviating from the party sounds and braggadocio themes of mainstream rap at the time, the rap group pioneered a new age for rap music both in its message and its packaging. Fans got a first glance at the yin-and-yang partnership of Flavor Flav's flamboyant antics and magnificent poetry from Chuck D, who ushered in a new “delivery-plus-commentary” style of rap into the game.

The Bomb Squad solidified the record's grit and steel sounds through sample-heavy production, as well as mind-numbing scratching from Terminator X. Add all the above into the mix, and what hip-hop received was Public Enemy, an element in its own title.

For three decades, Public Enemy has led the charge in ushering in game-changing music, and it all dates back to this day thirty-years ago.

By Jods Arboleda for PublicEnemy.com