The Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad
Origin Long Island, New York City United States
Genres Hip hop, new jack swing
Years active 1986–present
Associated acts Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Ice Cube, Manic Street Preachers
Members Hank Shocklee
Keith Shocklee
Chuck D
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler
Gary G-Wiz

The Bomb Squad is an American hip hop production team, known for its work with the hip hop group Public Enemy.


  • Members 1
  • Style and influence 2
  • Partial discography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


  • Hank Shocklee (James Henry Boxley)
  • Keith Shocklee (Keith Matthew Boxley)
  • Chuck D (Credited as Carl Ryder); also member of Public Enemy
  • Eric "Vietnam" Sadler (
  • Gary G-Wiz (Gary Rinaldo)

Style and influence

The Bomb Squad is noted for its dense, distinct, innovative production style, often utilizing dozens of samples on just one track. It is also known for its ability to incorporate harsh, atonal sounds and samples into its productions. ranked the Bomb Squad #7 on its Top-50 Hip-Hop Producers list.[1]

Partial discography


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

External links

  • Chuck D's official Web site
  • Hank Shocklee's official Web site
  • Keith Shocklee's official Web site
  • Gary G-Wiz's official Web site