Label: Def Jam Recordings
Released in 1987, PE's landmark debut took the world by storm. With its explosive blend of ass-kicking beats, heavily layered samples, and potent lyrical fury, Bum Rush easily lived up to its name. Chuck D's forceful flow and the Bomb Squad's chaotic but on-point production are a perfect match. Add Flav's hype and Terminator X on the cut, and you've got a classic.