Bring The Noise
"Cause the beats and the lines are so dope." I've never listened to an Anthrax album, or a song for that matter, but Scott Ian will always be in my cool book because of this collabo. It was a perfect combination. The insanity of Anthrax matched with the wisdom of Chuck. Even more props are due for the decision to let Scott rhyme a couple verses. This shit just rocks from stem to stern.
Fight The Power
"Muthafuck him and John Wayne." Pretty much one of the greatest lines ever. I love this video because it's the first time that Flav breaks out his new dance. For some reason, dude was mad compelling in '89. The other reason I love this video? Gotta be the hairstyles and African medallions. Those were great times.
Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
This song is so gangsta, Chuck doesn't even care about rhyming the first two bars. There's so much venom in his voice when he says "suckas." I was like, "Damn. This dude really hates the government." It's one of those songs that makes you wanna grab a black leather jacket, blow out your fro, and tell a person of authority to "go suck yourself."
Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos (Live)
Chuck and Zach de la Rocha on the same stage? I'm surprised that motherfucker didn't spontaneously combust.
Can't Truss it
"Wicked man. That man. That man. Kick it man." Is it me or does Flav look more scary than usual here? I don't know what it is, but he kind of freaked me out. It's rather disconcerting when you think about all the times he's been kissed in the mouth. Actually, nauseating might be a better choice of words. Oh yeah, great song and video.
Night Of The Living Bassheads
"Shame on a brotha when he dealing, the same block where my 98 be wheeling." This was actually the first P.E. video I ever saw. And yeah, I actually thought "beeper ties" were real for a second. Hey, I was 12 and impressionable. Anyway, am I the only person that misses Chris Thomas? Can somebody give "The Mayor" some work please? What, there's no room for another black comic named Chris?
Give It Up
OK, so after "Our Greatest Misses" pretty much missed, P.E. came back a few years later to a much different rap world. The Chronic changed the game. People didn't give two fucks about social consciousness. All we wanted to hear about was guns, weed, 40's, bitches, guns, and weed. Did I mention guns and weed? So P.E.'s message kind of fell on deaf ears. It's all good though, cause I still like this joint.