Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Caught, Can We Get A Witness? by Public Enemy

Hip-Hop Week can not be stopped at The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll. Yo Lost Soul fans! You think we gonna sell out? All I know is that the song of the day for November 14, 2012 is 'Caught, Can We Get A Witness?' by Public Enemy. This song was released in 1988 and is featured on the album It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.

Public Enemy is one of my favorite hip-hop artists of all time. It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is quite possibly one of the greatest albums in music history, and I would give this album to someone who was seeking a gateway album to the world of hip-hop. If you don't like Public Enemy then you need to get out of my rock room because they are on another level of greatness. I've played the PE super-fan card this morning, but The Man can't keep PE down!

 It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is an album that addressed the issues of the time, but some of these songs are still relevant today. 'Caught, Can We Get A Witness?' is a great example of how Chuck and Flav's lyrics are still relevant. The line, "You singers are spineless as you sing your senseless songs to the mindless. Your general subject 'love' is minimal. It's sex for profit". Tell 'em, Chuck D. Get the S1Ws ready! Enjoy!

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