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Prophets of Rage address America’s poverty crisis on new track “Living on the 110”: Stream

on July 12, 2017, 10:40am

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During their Make America Rage Again Tour last year, Prophets of Rage donated a portion of their concert proceeds to local homeless charities. Now, the politically-minded supergroup is once again bringing attention to the country’s poverty problem with its new single, “Living on the 110”.

Coming from their forthcoming self-titled debut, “Living on the 110” finds Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Public Enemy’s Chuck D. addressing the “tent city struggle” over a typically throbbing, crunchy Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) riff. “Living on the 110/ There’s no end to the poverty stopping me,” they sing on the chorus, trading phrases. “You pretend/ There’s democracy, hypocrisy/ This is the reality.”

“The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people,” Morello explained in a press release. “Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times.”

Listen below.

Prophets of Rage, which also features previous single“Unfuck the World”, is out September 15th via Fantasy Records. Pre-order it here. The supergroup has upcoming appearances scheduled for Riot Fest, Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, Voodoo Music Experience, and other summer festivals, with a full tour itinerary set to be announced soon.

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