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Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987)

It didn't sell very well, but the band's debut set off the rise of the new black nationalism of the late 1980s.

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)

With their sophomore effort, Public Enemy was getting more mainstream success with singles like "Don't Believe the Hype."

Do the Right Thing (1989)

If "Fight the Power" doesn't do it for you on this successful Spike Lee soundtrack, check out the forgotten but great New Jack Swing band Guy.

Fear of a Black Planet (1990)

Controversy surrounded the band at the time of their third album's release.

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