This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

February 10th – The album “Yo! Bum Rush The Show” by Public Enemy is released on Def Jam Records on this date in 1987.

The debut album by the legendary political hip-hop group was named album of the year by NME Magazine in their critics poll the same year.

The set featured early P.E. classics like “Public Enemy No.1” , “You’re Gonna Get Yours” , Miuzi Weighs A Ton”, “Sophisticated B” and “Timebomb”.

“Yo! Bum Rush Rush The Show” would usher in the Golden Era of socially conscious hip-hop and would forever change rap music and influence all other genres.

The album was produced by the legendary Bomb Squad production team which consisted of Hank and Keith Shocklee, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler and Chuck D.

The album also featured Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid on the track “Sophisticated B”.

“Yo! Bum Rush The Show” also featured turntable work by Terminator X and Johnny “Juice” Rosado and musical contributions by Stephen Linsley and Bill Stephney.

Flavor Flav would take lead vocal duties on the track “Too Much Posse”.

The album was executively produced by Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin, who was also responsible for convincing Chuck D to pursue a career as an artist in the music industry at age 26.


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