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A Bestiary of Beastly Boys
[FINAL Edition]
The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Brown, Joe
Date: Apr 3, 1987
Start Page: n.15
Section: WEEKEND

The Beasties' Def Jam labelmate Public Enemy delivers a more serious brand of inner-city aggression on their first LP "Yo! Bum Rush the Show." On tracks like the single "Public Enemy No. 1" and "Sophisticated Bitch," Public Enemy's mean and minimalist rap is marked by an absolute absence of melody - the scary sound is just a throbbing pulse, hard drums and a designed-to-irritate electronic whine, like a dentist's drill or a persistent mosquito.

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