It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
By Public Enemy
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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy ranked # 48 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back is a 1988 (see 1988 in
music) album by the hip hop group Public Enemy. Enormously
influential, the album's mix of The Bomb Squad's sample-heavy beats
and revolutionary lyrics railing against corporate control,
structural racism and police brutality turned the album into a
sensation, peaking at #1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart,
and #42 on the Billboard 200 chart. It also garnered much critical
acclaim, and was voted as the best album of the year in The Village
Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll.
In 2003 the TV channel VH1 named It Takes A Nation Of Millions the
20th greatest album of all time. It was ranked 93rd in a 2005 survey
held by British television's Channel 4 to determine the 100 greatest
albums of all time. It was also named the second greatest album in
Spin Magazine's listing of the 100 greatest albums released since the
magazine's founding in 1985 (Radiohead's OK Computer was number one).
It was the top ranked hip-hop album in Rolling Stone's list of the
500 greatest albums of all time at number 48.
The track "Rebel Without a Pause" appeared in the videogame Grand
Theft Auto: San Andreas.
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