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  • Band members: Flavor Flav, Chuck D, DJ Lord, Professor Griff
  • Summary: The second release in 2012 for the rap group features guest appearances by such artists as Gerald Albright, Sheila Brody, Davy DMX, Ziggy Marley, Tom Morello, and Henry Rollins.
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  1. Midway through, here comes some madman with the deeply stoopid "31 Flavors" and you realize it wasn't going along fine enough.
  2. Dec 3, 2012
    80
    This is how a hip-hop group reaches middle age: by placing themselves as part of a tradition, never lingering in the past but never desperately riding trends.
  3. Dec 3, 2012
    80
    While it's naive to think PE will ever have the same impact it did back then, there's still too many strong moments on Evil Empire to dismiss it.
  4. Dec 3, 2012
    70
    A predictably righteous volley of rhyme grenades on race and pop-culture politics, tinged with grumpy nostalgia, it's startlingly potent.
  5. 50
    The best of The Evil Empire of Everything simmers like the frank dinner table conversation afterwards-a dialogue that white America rarely gets to hear and one that gets cut tragically short on this record.
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  1. Dec 17, 2012
    8
    Great album. Anyone who remembers PE from the old days and is interested in checking out one of their newer albums could do a lot worse thanGreat album. Anyone who remembers PE from the old days and is interested in checking out one of their newer albums could do a lot worse than to pick this up. Collapse