Prophets of Rage Drop First Single Right Before RNC Concert

Supergroup says song is “for those who feel they no longer have a voice”

Last Updated: July 18, 2016 @ 4:01 PM

Prophets of Rage dropped a self-titled single right before the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland where the supergroup will be competing against the GOP with its concert Tuesday night.

The single from amalgamated members of Public Enemy, Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill re-imagines P.E.’s 1988 anthem “Prophets of Rage,” starting off with a distinctive air raid siren before going into a military march drumbeat and then a head-banging guitar riff.

P.E.’s Chuck D. opens with his timeless invective:

With vice I hold the mic device
With force I keep it away of course
And I’m keeping you from sleeping
And on stage I rage
And I’m rolling

To the poor I pour in on in metaphors
Not bluffing, it’s nothing
That we ain’t did before

In a tweet by Prophets of Rage, the supergroup said “in a year we won’t soon forget, ‘Prophets of Rage’ is a song/band for those who feel they no longer have a voice.”

The group’s show in Cleveland on July 19, which coincides with the Republican National Convention, is part of its summer tour titled “Make America Rage Again.”

The group’s twitter page has even launched a campaign against the RNC, tweeting “The Battle of Cleveland: Prophets of Rage vs. the RNC.”

Listen to the song here.

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