Rebirth of a Nation

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Rebirth of a Nation
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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)New Whirl Odor2005
Rebirth of a Nation
How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?
(2007)How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?2007
Paris chronology
Sonic Jihad
(2003) Sonic Jihad2003
Rebirth of a Nation
(2006) Rebirth of a Nation2006
Acid Reflex
(2008) Acid Reflex2008

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]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauA−[3]
The Guardian2/5 stars[4]
HipHopDX.com3.5/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 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" (featuring Paris and MC Ren) 4:16
  2. "Hard Rhymin'" (featuring Paris and Sister Souljah) 4:41
  3. "Rise" 4:08
  4. "Can't Hold Us Back" (featuring Paris, Dead Prez and Kam) 5:07
  5. "Hard Truth Soldiers" (featuring Paris, Dead Prez, The Conscious Daughters and MC Ren) 4:18
  6. "Hannibal Lecture" (Paris solo) 3:50
  7. "Rebirth of a Nation" (featuring Professor Griff) 3:27
  8. "Pump the Music, Pump the Sound" 2:28
  9. "Make It Hardcore" (featuring Paris) 5:16
  10. "They Call Me Flavor" 3:09
  11. "Plastic Nation" 3:03
  12. "Coinsequences" (featuring 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" (featuring Paris and Immortal Technique) (XLR8R Remix) 5:10