Public Enemy featuring Paris Rebirth of a Nation
- Words: David Ma
- Label: Guerrilla Funk
Being one of the most paramount rap groups of all time means that the standard you‘ve set is your worst competition. On the track "Rise" and throughout the album, Public Enemy‘s Chuck D still "reps like he‘s possessed by Malcolm X." Yet Rebirth lacks the Bomb Squad‘s beautifully chaotic production and the sense of urgency it garnered. Paris‘s beats fall short of Shocklee & Co.‘s creations, and the album‘s MC guest list is unnecessarily full. Though Chuck D is still the wiser and Flava Flav continues to be one-of-a-kind, Rebirth pales in comparison to PE‘s brilliant backcatalog.
- GearArtist Tips: Mister Saturday Night on the Importance of Building a Proper DJ Booth
- NewsWatch Ben UFO's RBMA Lecture
- FeatureGet Familiar: thePeople
- NewsThe Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Maya Jane Coles, Joy Orbison, Mister Saturday Night, and More
- MP3Wildildlife "Nervous Buzzing (Hours of Worship Remix)"
XLR8R Downloads Player