Artist Activism

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

July 17, 2008
Truly legendary hip-hop releases are rare, but Public Enemy’s groundbreaking 1988 album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back easily earns the distinction. With its pointed socio-political commentary and inventive production, the album represented (and still does) urban music’s cutting edge. On Thursday, July 17, this essential piece of hip-hop history got its due. Future of Music Coalition and concert destination Pitchfork Music Festival hosted a discussion with PE frontman Chuck D, members of the group’s production team and music media experts about It Takes a Million.
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