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Public Enemy pumps the lyrical

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February

PublicenemyPublic Enemy will perform its entire 1988 album "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" during three shows in the U.K. this spring.

NME.com says Public Enemy will hit London, Manchester and Glasgow in late May. According to Paste Magazine, the gigs are part of the "Don't Look Back" concert series, which has organized similar gigs for Sonic Youth in the United States and Australia.

Paste says nearly the entire original lineup of Public Enemy will perform: Flavor Flav, Chuck D, Professor Griff, DJ Lord, Brother Mike, James Bomb and Pop Diesel (the original DJ Terminator X, has since retired).

The band's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" was ranked 48th on Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest albums of all time.

TOP 5 SONGS FROM "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back":

5. REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE: "Soul, rock and roll comin' like a rhino."

4. BLACK STEEL IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS: "53 brothers on the run, and we are gone."

3. NIGHT OF THE LIVING BASEHEADS: "Where they rocked to a different kind of...BASS"

2. DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE: "The minute they see me, fear me."

1. BRING THE NOISE: "Make a miracle. D, pump the lyrical"

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