All frequencies at once, 20 years ago

Pitchfork put together a nice three part thing about Public Enemy’s classic “It take a nation of millions to hold us back” on its 20th birthday. A fascinationg look at the making of a classic and at technique now forbidden. Cause like the Beasties, PE was heavily into sampling back then, which today is practically impossible on this level thanks to copyright law…

This is Part 1:

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[Edit by andbehold:]
Okay, while we’re at it, here’s part 2 and 3.

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3 responses to “All frequencies at once, 20 years ago

  1. andbehold

    Video’s working now. It’s a bit of a hassle to get it posted, but we need the bright colourful pictures. ;)

    I think just recently, maybe as part of that same Pitchfork event, P.E. played their “It takes a nation” album live at a concert from beginning to end in Chicago. Just the whole damn banger live. Man… I grew up on this stuff. They were the reason I got hooked to rap music in the first place. They defined rap to me. It was only years later that I also accepted this soft-ass stuff like Tribe called Quest or even De La as part of the same thing I held so dearly.

  2. andbehold

    I’ve taken the liberty of beefing up the post a bit. I liked the videos that much.

  3. louiszyphire

    Thx, for the correct. Didn’t realize the mistake when I posted.

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