The Prophets of Rage Want to Unfuck the World
Are you angry with the state of the world? Do you need a theme song to get you moving, an adrenalin rush? If so, the Prophets of Rage and their new song “Unfuck the World” may be what you need. The band combines the talents of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy to form a legit rap-rock supergroup. They see themselves as a lot more than the supergroup label. When Rolling Stone Magazine asked Tom Morello (formerly with RATM) about being a supergroup, he dismissed the label explaining that
“We’re not a supergroup. We’re an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit, and confront it head-on with Marshall stacks blazing.”
Prophets continue the radical views expressed with their previous bands. If their new release is an indicator, Tom Morello is right. They are not a band to listen to without the volume turned up. The song “Unfuck the World” on their upcoming self-titled album, is an aggressive anthem rallying cry. It is angry and inspiring.
The members of Prophets of Rage.
Prophets of Rage got their name from the Public Enemy song “Prophets of Rage” from its 1988 album “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.” The band consists of Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello (guitarist), Tim Commerford (bassist, backing vocals), and Brad Wilk (drummer). They are joined by DJ Lord and rapper Chuck D from Public Enemy and uniquely voiced rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill. Being a fan of all three original bands, the music, and the message hit home with me.
The video for “Unfuck the World.”
Michael Moore, the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, and author produced the video for “Unfuck the World”. It is a montage of live concert footage mixed with images of politicians, brutality, racism, war and idiotic Kardashians. In a statement, Moore declared himself
“thrilled to once again be working with my old friends and comrades in the struggle for a just world.” “Prophets Of Rage is the right band, saying the right shit, at this very critical moment,” Moore added. “I am proud to have directed this video, and I ask all who see it do their part to unfuck this world. ALL HANDS ON DECK!”
If you are not familiar with the band or the video, check it out below. Remember, Moore is right. We must do our part for as the lyrics tell us, “Give a damn, evil can’t stand, yeah, when the people take a stand. C’mon!”
d-_-b “Living on the 110” – Prophets of Rage