This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

September 15th – Public Enemy release their gold-selling fifth album, “Greatest Misses”, on Def Jam Records, on this day in 1992.

Def Jam Records had wanted to do a greatest hits compilation, which P.E. front-man Chuck D thought that after only five years in the recording industry was premature.

So instead “Greatest Misses” became a collection of new songs, unreleased material and remixes of previous hits and album tracks courtesy of Chuck Chill-Out, Sir Jinx, Damon “Dollars” Kelly, Jeff Trotter, Greg Beasley, Shy Skillz and the late great Jam-Master Jay.

“Greatest Misses” also featured a live U.K. television performance of Pete Rock’s remix to “Shut ‘Em Down”, as well as new tracks like the hit single “Hazy Shade Of Criminal”.

“Greatest Misses” also contained new album cuts such as “Gett Off My Back”, also featured in the 1992 Columbia Pictures film “Mo’ Money”, “Air Hoodlum” and “Gotta Do What I Gotta Do”.