Last month, Tom Morello assured fans that Prophets of Rage would be releasing new music before hitting the road for their stateside “Making American Rage Again” tour. Today, the supergroup — rounded out by Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk, along with Chuck D of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill’s B-Real — have followed through on their promise, releasing debut single “Prophets of Rage”.
The furious track is an updated version of Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back track “Prophets of Rage” — from which the all-star band takes its name — and includes a new bar from B-Real.
Check it out above. Below, revisit Public Enemy’s original rendition for comparison:
The self-titled single coincides with the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where Prophets of Rage are scheduled to wreak havoc this week. In addition to the song and a paid concert at the Agora on Tuesday night, the band will stage a free concert Monday afternoon at 1416 E 47th Street.
“Prophets of Rage” is reportedly taken from an upcoming EP, slated to drop later this year.