The Evil Empire of Everything

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The Evil Empire of Everything
The Evil Empire of Everything Cover.JPG
Studio album by Public Enemy
Released October 1, 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 51:00
Label Enemy Records, Spit Digital
Producer DJ Pain 1, Brent Dixon, Chris 'Spanky' Moss, Gary G-Wiz, DJ Johnny 'Juice' Rosada, Davy DMX, Professor Griff, C-Doc, Felony Muzik, Flavor Flav, Chuckie Madness, Sammy Kin
Public Enemy chronology
Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp
(2012)Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp2012
The Evil Empire of Everything
Man Plans God Laughs
(2015)Man Plans God Laughs2015
Singles from The Evil Empire of Everything
  1. "Say It Like It Really Is"
    Released: 2010
  2. "Everything"
    Released: 2012

The Evil Empire of Everything is the twelfth studio album by hip hop group Public Enemy, released on October 1, 2012. The album was released on Enemy Records, distributed by Spit Digital, and originally was exclusively available on iTunes.[1] The album was released as a CD on November 6, 2012, along with the album Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp, which, Chuck D, described as a "fraternal twin" to The Evil Empire of Everything.[2] The album received positive reviews from critics.

A vinyl edition was made available on April 19, 2014 to commemorate Record Store Day. The two LP set, limited to 500 copies, included a 2014 anniversary calendar "25 Years of Public Enemy".[3]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Robert ChristgauB+[6]
The Boston Globefavorable[7]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[8]

Track listing[edit]

1."The Evil Empire of"DJ Pain 1, Brent Dixon, Chris 'Spanky' Moss1:52
2."Don't Give Up the Fight" (featuring Ziggy Marley)Gary G-Wiz3:47
3."1 (Peace)"DJ Johnny 'Juice' Rosada2:46
4."2 (Respect)" (featuring Davy DMX)Davy DMX, Professor Griff, C-Doc3:09
5."Beyond Trayvon" (featuring NME Sun)Professor Griff, C-Doc4:29
6."Everything" (featuring Gerald Albright & Sheila Brody)Gary G-Wiz4:11
7."31 Flavors"Felony Muzik, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, C-Doc3:09
8."Riotstarted" (featuring Tom Morello & Henry Rollins)Gary G-Wiz3:27
9."Notice (Know This)"Gary G-Wiz2:14
10."Icebreaker" (featuring The Impossebulls, Kyle Jason, Sekreto, & True Mathematics)C-Doc7:14
11."Fame"Chuckie Madness, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, C-Doc4:49
12."Broke Diva"Sammy Kin3:12
13."Say It Like It Really Is"DJ Johnny 'Juice' Rosada, Professor Griff, C-Doc6:23


  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Evil Empire of Everything by Public Enemy". 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  2. ^ Tom Goodwyn (2012-05-24). "Chuck D calls the two forthcoming Public Enemy albums 'fraternal twins'". Uncut. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  3. ^ "SpecialRelease". Record Store Day. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  4. ^ "The Evil Empire of Everything Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  5. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2012-11-06). "The Evil Empire of Everything - Public Enemy | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  6. ^ "Public Enemy". 2013-01-24. Archived from the original on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  7. ^ By Martín Caballero (2012-11-06). "CD REVIEW: Public Enemy, 'The Evil Empire of Everything' - Music". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  8. ^ Will Hermes (2012-12-03). "The Evil Empire of Everything | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-03-24.