The Bomb Squad

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The Bomb Squad
OriginLong Island, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop, new jack swing
Years active1986–present
Associated actsPublic Enemy, Slick Rick, Ice Cube, Manic Street Preachers, Bell Biv DeVoe, Leaders of the New School, Young Black Teenagers
MembersHank Shocklee
Keith Shocklee
Chuck D
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler
Gary G-Wiz
Past membersBill Stephney

The Bomb Squad is an American hip hop production team known for its work with the hip hop group Public Enemy.

The Bomb Squad is noted for its dense, distinct, innovative production style, often utilizing dozens of samples on just one track. They are also known for incorporating harsh, atonal sounds and samples into their productions. ranked the Bomb Squad #12 on its Top-50 Hip-Hop Producers list.[1]


  • Hank Shocklee
  • Keith Shocklee
  • Chuck D (Credited as Carl Ryder); also member of Public Enemy
  • Eric "Vietnam" Sadler
  • Gary G-Wiz (Gary Rinaldo)
  • Bill Stephney (former member)[2]

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  1. ^ Henry Adaso; Ivan Rott; Renato P.; Bhaskar S.; Henry A. "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers". p. 8.
  2. ^ Charnas, Dan (2010). My library My History Books on Google Play The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop (Paperback ed.). New America Library. ISBN 978-1-101-44582-2. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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