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The Bomb Squad
Origin Long Island, New York City United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1986—
Associated acts Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Ice Cube, Frank Monahan, Ruben Merrill, Matthew Fenlon, MC Flay, Raab Savage
Hank Shocklee
Keith Shocklee
Chuck D
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler
Gary G-Wiz

The Bomb Squad is a hip hop production team, known for their work with pioneering rap group Public Enemy. The Bomb Squad are noted for their dense, distinct, innovative production style, often utilizing dozens of samples on just one track. They are also known for their ability to incorporate harsh, unmelodic sounds and samples into their songs, generally enhancing them.

Members of the Bomb Squad are:

  • Hank Shocklee (James Henry Boxley III)
  • Keith Shocklee (Keith Boxley)
  • Chuck D (Carl Ridenhour); also member of Public Enemy
  • Eric "Vietnam" Sadler
  • Gary G-Wiz (Gary Rinaldo) ranked The Bomb Squad #7 on their "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers" list.[1]

Produced songs on

Artist Album
Manic Street Preachers Generation Terrorists Produced Repeat (Stars and Stripes)
3rd Bass The Cactus Album
Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Slick Rick The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Run-D.M.C. Down With The King
Bell Biv Devoe Poison
Young Black Teenagers Young Black Teenagers
Young Black Teenagers Dead Enz Kidz Doin' Lifetime Bidz
Leaders Of The New School A Future Without a Past
Son of Bazerk Bazerk Bazerk Bazerk
True Mathematics Greatest Hits
Kings of Pressure Slang Teacher
Chilly Tee Get Off Mine


  1. ^ Henry Adaso; Ivan Rott, Renato P., Bhaskar S., Henry A.. "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers". p. 8.  

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