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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Oct 27, 2011
    75
    It may not add up to a narrative, but it's a fascinating compilation -- a mixtape you may want to hear more than once.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Oct 19, 2011
    78
    It plays very much like it advertises itself: a mixtape – Fear of a Black Planet, then and now.
  3. Reviewed by: Liz Beardsworth
    Oct 17, 2011
    60
    While it assumes a fair bit of knowledge of the social changes exploding in sixties America, there's a wealth of fascinating material and punchy insights into an earth shaking movement.