Prophets of Rage announced that their full-length debut project will arrive on Sept. 15 on Fantasy Records. They also dropped a blistering video for their first single, “Unf— the World.”
The video is directed by Michael Moore, and features the group — Public Enemy’s Chuck D, members of Rage Against the Machine and B-Real of Cypress Hill — performing their fiery track for a live audience. In between their performance, there news clips of Donald Trump, protesters, the Flint Water Crisis, police brutality and that tone-deaf Pepsi commercial with Kendall Jenner. Overall, Prophets of Rage is raging against America’s dysfunctionality.
Prophets of Rage member Tom Morello explained the kind of music they are bringing to the masses this fall.
“There were rhythms before there were words,” he said. “Music has both the ability to reflect and transform the times. There’s a long history of that, from slave spirituals, to ‘We Shall Overcome,’ to the Sex Pistols.