Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show
Chuck D was one of the first rappers that Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons hunted down tirelessly in an effort to jumpstart Def Jam in the mid-to-late ’80s. The first result of those efforts, Yo! Bum Rush The Show, was the groundbreaking Public Enemy debut LP, packed with in-your-face anger alongside flaunty triumph raps that showcased Chuck D’s booming megaphone voice. Equal parts spruced up demos, Flavor Flav hypeman-isms, and earth-shaking production by The Bomb Squad, Yo! Bum Rush The Show is more varied in content than later PE releases. Spotify is gonna get theirs if they don’t include this masterpiece ASAP.