Coinciding with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Def Jam label, this American label announced that it will reissue two of the classic albums of Public Enemy in deluxe versions. During this month of November, the reissues of the albums It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back from 1988 and Fear of a Black Planet from 1990 will go on sale. Each of these editions will be accompanied by a disc that will include additional written material. by The Roots frontman Questlove.
According to the press release issued a few days ago by Def Jam, The Deluxe Edition of It Takes a Nation will also include 13 previously unreleased remixes, as well as “No Noise” and “Bring the Noise”, as well as instrumental versions of “Rebel Without A Pause” and “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos. ”, In addition to the track“ Fight the Power ”from Spike Lee's“ Do the Right Thing ”.
The second re-release, Fear of a Black Planet, will also include 18 tracks and the 10-minute extended version of the song “Enemy Assault Vehicle Mixx (Medley)”, three remixes of “Can't Do Nuttin 'For Ya Man!” and several instrumental takes of "911 Is a Joke," "Power to the people" and "Revolutionary Generation." The deluxe edition of It Takes a Nation will go on sale on November 24, while Fear of a Black Planet will be available from December 8.