Great Videos: Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos

tvRemember when rock went wussy in the late 80s before the grunge revolution saved the day? During that period of time, I discovered Public Enemy. My brothers will vouch for my love of this band. I listened to them every day, learnt every word to every song and prayed at their alter. It was heavier than heaven.

"Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos" was one of my favourite tracks from It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back and I loved this video. It was only played during Rap City, but it was worth the wait. Listen to Chuck D's words, listen to that beat, feel that anger. This was when Rap mattered.

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mike k

Hey Mike, I've noticed how similar our tastes are, from our allegiance to Humble Howard to the Tragically Hip. Now it just gets eerie. "It takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" is one of my all-time favorite albums (I even own the T-shirt). I recently rediscovered PE and I realized I still remembered the words to most of their songs. Chuck D is truly the Prophet of Rage!

December 1, 2006 @ 4:45 PM

Mike Boon

Dude, in high school, ITANOMTHUB and Fear of a Black Planet were probably the cassettes to spend the most time in my Walkman.

Hard core rhymes over hard core drum beats. Chuck D wasn't only smart but he was one hell of a good rapper and a perfect complement to Terminator X, Griff and the gang. As for Flave, every court needs a jester.

December 1, 2006 @ 5:00 PM

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