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Public Enemy

Bring The Noise

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“Bring the Noise” is a song by the hip hop group Public Enemy. It was included on the soundtrack of the 1987 film Less Than Zero and was also released as a single that year. It later became the first song on the group’s 1988 album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. The single reached #56 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song’s lyrics, most of which are delivered rapid-fire by Chuck D with interjections from Flavor Flav, include boasts of Public Enemy’s prowess, an endorsement of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, retorts to unspecified critics, and arguments for rap as a legitimate musical genre on par with rock. The lyrics also have a remarkable metrical complexity, making extensive use of meters like dactylic hexameter. The title phrase... Read on...

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This song is listed #160 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Public Enemy (See Charts): Prophets Of Rage, By The Time I Get To Arizona, Louder Than A Bomb, Don't Believe The Hype, He Got Game, and Fight The Power.

Popular in Noise (See Charts): Fuck U, Love Is Noise, Noise, The Book, Red Hill Mining Town, Ocean Of Noise, If You Know What I Mean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, Surrender, and Helter Skelter.

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