“We bust the sound of outrage against the hate y’all made,” Chuck D declares, serious as death, on “Made With Hate,” the recent single by rap-rock supergroup Prophets of Rage. Decrying “that factory-manufactured sucker energy,” the Public Enemy rapper goes on to lay out his Orwellian warnings in brutally direct terms: “This is not a drill, this is fascism/It is here, poised as a government takeover threat … It is not alarmist to say these things/It is simple truth.” Chuck D’s truths are seconded by Cypress Hill’s B-Real and given a hard-rock punch by the group’s three former members of Rage Against the Machine. Another recent single, “Heart Afire,” is distinguished by the unrelenting wordplay exchanged by B-Real and Chuck D.
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