Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988) Lyrics

Chuck D’s handwritten track list for the album. Note that “B Side Wins Again” would appear on the album after this one

Most of the songs on this album (minus “Bring the Noise,” “Cold Lampin',” and “Prophets of Rage,” have Chuck D’s 1988 handwritten lyrics, courtesy of the Adler Archives. In addition, most contain in-depth commentary from Chuck given to Melody Maker in 1988 (also courtesy of the Adler Archives)

Check out Greg Tate’s iconic original 1988 review of this album in The Village Voice here


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