Public Enemy: Apocalypse 91 … the Enemy Strikes Black (1991)

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By Scott Goldfine

Militant, articulate rap act Public Enemy continues to denounce racial injustice on its fourth long play, “Apocalypse 91 … the Enemy Strikes Black.” This time around, lead rapper-chief lyricist Chuck D demands blacks look inward and take responsibility for their plight, rather than just blame the system.

Vital songs such as “By the Time I Get to Arizona” keep PE near the pinnacle of rap.

GRADE: A-

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