Public Enemy has just released a new version of their 1989 anthem "Fight the Power" (featured in the Spike Lee breakout "Do the Right Thing") along with a video featuring Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, Jahi, YG and QuestLove.
The new version is outstanding and the accompanying video even better, integrating recent footage from the Black Lives Matter uprising, with the guest MCs explicitly tracing the current struggle to Public Enemy's decades of activism.
It's also a relief to see Flavor Flav back with Chuck D and Public Enemy, after a high-profile spat and breakup that came to a head when Flav didn't perform with Chuck D at an LA Bernie Sanders rally (I was there, and Chuck D was incredible).
PE's next album, What You Gonna Do, comes out on Sept 25, with all-star guests including Beastie Boys, George Clinton, Cypress Hill and Run-DMC.
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