Fight The Power: Remix 2020 Drops. Fuck Lee Greenwood
Fuck Lee Greenwood. Public Enemy’s magnum opus, Fight the Power, is the joint that makes me proud to be an American. So when I opened Spotify today, I was more than a little excited to see Fight The Power: Remix 2020 in my New Releases for You category. I immediately texted the homie VasaB:
Fight the Power: Remix 2020
George killed for a twenty, THink about it. that’s 2000 pennies / They value black life, the cost of going to Wendy’s – Rapsody
The Remix features Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, Jahi, YG, and ?uestlove. And of course the legendary Chuck D and Flavor Flav close out with a re-recording of a timeless verse from the original classic.
The remix is a collective of generational emcees lacing fury on the do the right thing anthem. I’d break it down more but you should listen for yourself. It’s 🔥💥🔥
Elvis was a Hero to Most, but he Never Meant Shit to Me
Make no mistake, the likes of Chuck D, Ice Cube and Ice-T are the leaders of a generation who were fiends for the truth. These and other hip hop legends have long been the uncelebrated civil rights activists speaking out against American racism for more than 30 years.
Many dismiss hip hop for its glorification of violence and crime. Discredited despite its cultural transforming power. You want change? Look to real hip hop culture.
Never has there been a more globally transcendent music than hip hop. Despite efforts to warn parents and censor voices, hip hop fought and won. Hip hop music is one of the the reasons faces from every race stand united in cities across this country.
Chuck D’s Impact
30 years ago Chuck was putting down music that served as a building block for this moment in history. Trailblazers like him are the reason at hip hop shows in the 90’s race were a celebration of diversity. They’re the reason this 41-year-old corporate exec publishes shit like this for the love of it.
It’s been a tough week but the Fight The Power 2020 Remix made me smile today. In a world where every day seems darker than the last, we can all use a little amping up. Hip hop culture and battles are nothing new. It’s never backed down and is entirely undefeated. Enjoy ✊
No country singers were harmed during the writing of this article