Prophets Of Rage’s “The Party’s Over” Gets The Fight For Our Rights Started (Audio)
After a Summer of touring and protests, Prophets Of Rage, the supergroup consisting of Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Cypress Hill’s B-Real and all of Rage Against The Machine, minus Zack De La Rocha, is far from done. They’ve recently begun releasing new music, starting with “No Sleep Till Cleveland,” a re-fashioning of the Beastie Boys’ classic “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” into a protest song fueled by the lyrics of Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power.” Now, they release “The Party’s Over,” the title track to their EP which drops tomorrow (8/26), and it is louder than a bomb.
Unlike the other songs on the EP, which are a combination of covers of music from each of the group’s participants, “The Party’s Over” is wholly-original and each of the disparate parts that make up Prophets Of Rage gel perfectly. B-Real begins the track with a potent line attacking capitalism,”Here comes the prophets while devils making the profit.” Chuck goes straight at the political system, rapping “In your party commercials, illuminati rehearsals, and your lies uncivilized, systematic reversal.” Underneath, their words are anchored by a groove as muscular as any Rage Against The Machine has conjured in years.
“The Party’s Over” delivers on the promise of Prophets Of Rage, showcasing each of Chuck D, B-Real and Rage Against The Machine at full strength.