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Review: Prophets of Rage, Rap-Rock Supergroup, Calls for Revolution

All-stars from Public Enemy, Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill address injustices with hard-driving anthems in full-length debut album

prophets of rage self-titled album review

After 2016's EP, Prophets of Rage returns with a full-length, self-titled album.

Travis Shinn

This rap-rock supergroup – featuring Public
Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, and Cypress
Hill’s B-Real – revved up old PE and RATM classics on their debut 2016 EP. The
band’s first full-length contains 12 hardrocking lefty diatribes against
government conspiracies (“Drones – they got ya tapped, they got ya phone,”
Chuck D raps in “Take Me Higher”), civil injustice (“We fuckin’
matter,” he declares on “Who Owns Who”) and, in the case of B-Real’s
rhymes, restrictive weed laws (“Legalize Me”). The only thing they’re
missing is Rage singer Zack de la Rocha’s bloodthirsty snarl. 


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