Public Enemy: Yo! Bum Rush the Show 12"

Def Jam Recordings


With their debut, Yo! Bum Rush the Show, Public Enemy introduced a new kind of bravado that wasn't just directed at other players and sucker MCs, but was an out-and-out middle-finger challenge to the whole world. Originally released on Def Jam Recordings in April 1987, the album premiered the dense, sample-heavy sound of hip hop production legends The Bomb Squad, however, it's still very much a Rick Rubin-helmed affair.
Tags: 80s hip-hop