Check It Out: Prophets of Rage

July 4, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |


Prophets of Rage combines the sonic firepower of
Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill

We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history.

Dangerous times demand dangerous songs.

It’s time to take the power back.

This is from the top of the website of the new band, Prophets of Rage, which consists of: Rage Against the Machine’s bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk, with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real. The band’s name comes from the title of the Public Enemy song “Prophets of Rage” from their 1988 album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.

The first stop on their “Make America Rage Again” tour will be in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention in July. And Morello says Prophets of Rage will make their voice heard at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as well, that they are not letting the Democrats get “off the hook.”

Tom Morello said on CNN: “[P]eople believe that the system is corrupt, the system is irrevocably broken. The system cannot be fixed by the system. One way to fight back is via culture.... One thing that we do is play music—music with a message that is unapologetic and music itself that is unapologetic, that combines hard rock, heavy metal, punk rock and two of the greatest hip hop MCs of all time in Chuck D and B-Real to make Prophets of Rage to make America rage again.... It’s important to keep fighting for the world you want to see, at home, in your place of work and around the world. That’s the message our music has always been. But it has to be a riotous sound track that carries that message.”

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