Editors’ Notes There were political statements, James Brown breaks, and militant fashions before Public Enemy existed—but it was Chuck D's crew that forged them into an incendiary hip-hop template. Whether Ice Cube hooking up with the Bomb Squad or Immortal Technique running with a provocative agenda, these rappers were moved by P.E.'s vitriol. Bonus beats: Tricky stepping up and covering the original material.

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