Video: Chuck D – “TiredOf45”
Directed by David C. Snyder. From Celebration of Ignorance, out now on SpitSLAM.
Like Chuck D, I too am tired of our orange fuhrer…to put it mildly. But I don’t quite get why Chuck is putting it as mildly as he is in this song. He’s no stranger to bold statements, so why’s he going soft on the most dangerous president this country has seen in our lifetime?
I guess it’s more a celebration of Lebron James than it is a condemnation of Trump, but still. Even the chorus (“Lebron building schools, 45 building walls”) is too easy. I mean, come on, he was harder on Elvis who never hurt anybody than he is on the man who is undermining democracy. Maybe things are so awful right now that even the great Chuck D has a hard time articulating it?
Now we missin Obamas
Now this guy 45
I wanna rush em like Thurman Thomas
Because I am a dork I had to google “Thurman Thomas” who turns out to be an NFL running back known for his rushing in the 1990s.
So let’s all hope we can make it through the current administration’s defensive line and move the ball of justice forward! Or something like that. Anyway, fight the power.
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Video: Prophets of Rage – “Living On The 110”
From Prophets Of Rage, out September 15 on Concord Music.
This sounds so nineties, it’s almost painful. But I can never resist Chuck’s voice. And B-Real doesn’t sound as annoying here as he usually does. They take on poverty and homelessness on this jam and encourage you to make a contribution to WhyHunger, a leader in the movement to ending hunger and poverty.
Prophets of Rage play Riot Fest at 7:40 PM on Sunday, September 17.
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Video: Prophets of Rage – “Unfuck The World”
Directed by Michael Moore for the supergroup featuring Public Enemy’s Chuck D, B-Real from Cypress Hill, and half of Rage Against the Machine, this new video puts the onus on us to fix what’s broken in the world. And while Moore’s video is about as subtle as you’d expect, maybe subtlety is not exactly what we need at a time like this. “The world is not going to change itself. That’s up to you.”
From Prophets Of Rage, due September 15 on Concord Music.
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Video: Chuck D – “Give We The Pride” ft. Mavis Staples
Chuck D continues to rule. The Public Enemy leader comes to Chicago to hang out with Mavis Staples and to showcase 2120 South Michigan Avenue, the former home of Chess Records. Also featured prominently in the video is Tribune/Sound Opinions critic Greg Kot’s Mavis biography, I’ll Take You There. Chuck’s new album, The Black In Man, is available now via Rap Central Station.
How Copyright Law Changed Hip Hop – Interview with Chuck D & Hank Shocklee of Public Enemy. Via Techdirt.