Public Enemy – Fear Of A Black Planet
”Fear of a Black Planet” is the third studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy. It was released on April 10, 1990. ”Fear of a Black Planet” features elaborate sound collages that incorporate varying rhythms, numerous samples, media sound bites, and eccentric loops, reflecting the songs’ confrontational tone. Recorded during the golden age of hip hop, its assemblage of reconfigured and recontextualized aural sources preceded the sample clearance system that later emerged in the music industry.The album explores themes of organization and empowerment within the black community, social issues affecting African Americans, and race relations at the time. The record’s criticism of institutional racism, white supremacy, and the power elite was partly inspired by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing’s views on color.
Record Label: Def Jam- Columbia
180 gram Heavyweight Vinyl