Prophets of Rage, the now legendary collaboration between members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, has a first video unloaded.
‘The world isn’t going to change itself. That’s up to you’, says Chuck D in the (furious) single ‘Prophets of Rage’ of the eponymous supergroup which also Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, and B-Real (Cypress Hill) and DJ Lord the beautiful weather.
The song comes, not coincidentally, a few weeks before the American elections, with a clear message. Do something about the situation, it is serious, if we read between the lines.
Prophets of Rage was established with the purpose of the audience face to face ‘with this mega bullshit-election year’, as they allegedly describe.
“We have returned to remind anyone that Rage Against the Machine,” said Morello to music magazine Rolling Stone when Prohets of Rage from the floor was pounded. “It is a voice that too long has been missed. And now she’s back. What better place than here? What better time than now?”
Just remember that Rage Against The Machine eight years, their anger about injustice of all kinds packaged in strong songs like “Killing in the Name’, ‘Townships Rebellion’ and ‘Bombtrack’. Frontman Zack de la Rocha is not there any more, but anger is still there.
This debuutvideo of Prophets of Rage was jam packed with live images from their recent (free) concerts, interspersed with images of police in the highest state of preparedness, marchers, band members, with clenched fists and fans in all the states.