Rebirth of a Nation

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Rebirth of a Nation
Studio album by Public Enemy and Paris
Released March 7, 2006
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Political hip hop
Length 57:51
Label Guerrilla Funk / Groove Attack
Producer Paris
Public Enemy chronology
New Whirl Odor
(2005)
Rebirth of a Nation
(2006)
How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?
(2007)
Paris chronology
Sonic Jihad
(2003)
Rebirth of a Nation
(2006)
Acid Reflex
(2008)

Rebirth of a Nation is a studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy featuring Paris, released on March 7, 2006. The album was mixed and mastered at Data Stream Studio in San Francisco, California.

Album information[edit]

Despite the Public Enemy branding on the album, many tracks were written and produced by Paris; the album itself was deemed a "special project" by Chuck D in order to differentiate it from other Public Enemy works.[citation needed] The album was released on Paris's own Guerrilla Funk label.[1]

The title of the album is a reference to the 1915 white supremacist film The Birth of a Nation as well as one of the group's prior albums, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.

The album features appearances and guest spots by Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Conscious Daughters, MC Ren, Sista Souljah, and Kam.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A−[3]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[4]
HipHopDX.com 3.5/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[6]
  • Uncut (p. 94) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he old blast furnace of focused fury still rages hard."

The album sold 5,592 units in its first week out.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Raw Shit" (feat. Paris and MC Ren) 4:16
  2. "Hard Rhymin'" (feat. Paris and Sister Souljah) 4:41
  3. "Rise" 4:08
  4. "Can't Hold Us Back" (feat. Paris, Dead Prez and Kam) 5:07
  5. "Hard Truth Soldiers" (feat. Paris, Dead Prez, The Conscious Daughters and MC Ren) 4:18
  6. "Hannibal Lecture" (Paris solo) 3:50
  7. "Rebirth of a Nation" (feat. Professor Griff) 3:27
  8. "Pump the Music, Pump the Sound" 2:28
  9. "Make It Hardcore" (feat. Paris) 5:16
  10. "They Call Me Flavor" 3:09
  11. "Plastic Nation" 3:03
  12. "Coinsequences" (feat. Paris) 4:19
  13. "Invisible Man" 4:29
  14. "Hell No We Ain't All Right! (Paris Remix)" 4:31
  15. "Watch the Door" 3:35
  16. "Field Nigga Boogie" (feat. Paris and Immortal Technique) (XLR8R Remix) 5:10

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