Record Label: Def Jam
The original LP version of Fear of a Black Planet will also be released in a collector's vinyl edition for the first time in 15 years, with a special 'fade to black' 3D cover that, when turned to the left or right, turns black, with just the band's iconic cross-hairs visible.
Fear of a Black Planet, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015, finished #300 on Rolling Stone's list of the '500 Greatest Albums of All Time' and was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2005. The album is certified platinum by the RIAA for more than one million shipped, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Writes Wax Poetics editor-in-chief Andre Torres in the liner notes, 'Though it sits in the shadow of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back, Fear of a Black Planet is a formidable contender for one of the finest hip-hop albums ever recorded.'