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  • Summary: The New York rap group's latest album.

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Harder Than You Think
Yo Chuck, bust a move man I was on my way up here to the studio, ya know what I'm sayin'? And this brother stop me and ask me "Yo, wassup with that... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. This is the most satisfying P.E. album in over fifteen years, both a throwback to their glory years and a hopeful sign of more great years to come.
  2. The results are surprisingly encouraging. Flavor Flav, having been turned by VH1 into even more of a caricature (if possible) than he already was, reminds PE fans that he is still a competent and efficient hypeman, and Chuck D sounds angrier and rawer than he has in years.
  3. It's hard to call an album this spirited and alive irrelevant.
  4. Alternative Press
    70
    Public Enemy remain fiercely independent and definately revitalized. [Nov 2007, p.176]
  5. Chuck has nothing to prove and plenty to say. Flavor Flav is the funniest rapper ever to bamboozle VH1. And their young guitar-bass-drums 'baNNed' slams their conscious points down.
  6. Although one of PE’s three focal points, Terminator X, is gone, Chuck D and Flavor-mother-fucking-Flav still have vitality pumping through their veins, enough to elevate a two-decades-old rap institution above the level most hip-hoppers reach once they hit middle-age.
  7. Mojo
    60
    Just a quick read of the titles on this 12th album shows Chuck has lost none of his sloganeering, rebal-rousing wit. [Oct 2007, p.106]

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  1. Aug 1, 2012
    10
    A great album topped off with instant **** classic Harder Than You Think and good songs such as Black Is Back, you will not hear somethingA great album topped off with instant **** classic Harder Than You Think and good songs such as Black Is Back, you will not hear something this good on the radio, because radio mostly plays mainstream **** that ain't **** compared to the legendary Chuck D and Public Enemy Collapse