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It took a nation of millions to hold them back, but a couple of records helped further the Public Enemy cause on this 1988 release.
The all-important sax riff is taken from Lafayette Afro Rock Band’s Darkest Light, and was later appropriated by Jay-Z for his similarly-titled 2006 single Show Me What You Got.
Then there’s the spoken word sample: this comes from a live version of Bar-Keys’ Son of Shaft. The rest is all Chuck D and co.