"Fight the power" single by Public Enemy from the album 'Do the Right Thing and Fear of a Black Planet'  1989 the number another summer (get down) Sound of the funky drummer Music hittin' your heart cause I know you got sould (Brothers and sisters, hey) Listen if you're missin' y'all Swingin' while I'm singin' Givin' whatcha gettin' Knowin' what I know While the Black bands sweatin' And the rhythm rhymes rollin' Got to give us what we want Gotta give us what we need Our freedom of speech is freedom or death We got to fight the powers that be Lemme hear you say Fight the power Chorus As the rhythm designed to bounce What counts is that the rhymes Designed to fill your mind Now that you've realized the prides arrived We got to pump the stuff to make us tough from the heart It's a start, a work of art To revolutionize make a change nothin's strange People, people we are the same No we're not the same Cause we don't know the game What we need is awareness, we can't get careless You say what is this? My beloved lets get down to business Mental self defensive fitness (Yo) bum rush the show You gotta go for what you know Make everybody see, in order to fight the powers that be Lemme hear you say... Fight the Power Chorus Elvis was a hero to most But he never meant shit to me you see Straight up racist that sucker was Simple and plain Mother fuck him and John Wayne Cause I'm Black and I'm proud I'm ready and hyped plus I'm amped Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps Sample a look back you look and find Nothing but rednecks for 400 years if you check Don't worry be happy Was a number one jam Damn if I say it you can slap me right here (Get it) lets get this party started right Right on, c'mon What we got to say Power to the people no delay To make everybody see In order to fight the powers that be (Fight the Power)
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Fight the Power From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Fight the Power" is a 1989 song by hip hop group Public Enemy. First released on the soundtrack for the film Do the Right Thing (Rosie Perez dances to the song over the opening credits), an edited version was released in 1990 on Public Enemy's third album, Fear of a Black Planet. The song has largely served as the political statement of purpose for the group, and is their biggest single. "Fight the Power" was recently ranked #1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop, further demonstrating the impact of the song. The single reached #1 on Hot Rap Singles and #20 on the Hot R&B Singles. Another version is featured in the Chuck D Presents: Louder than a Bomb compilation, featuring a saxophone solo by Branford Marsalis. Brian Hardgroove said, "Law enforcement is necessary. As a species we haven't evolved past needing that. Fight the Power is not about fighting authority—it's not that at all. It's about fighting abuse of power. Music videos Spike Lee produced and directed two music videos for this song. The first featured clips of various scenes from Do the Right Thing. In the second video, Lee used hundreds of extras to simulate a massive political rally in Brooklyn. The extras carry signs featuring Paul Robeson, Marcus Garvey, Chuck Berry and Martin Luther King, Jr. Tawana Brawley made a cameo appearance. Brawley gained national notoriety in 1987 when, at the age of 15, she accused several police officers and public officials from Wappingers Falls, New York of raping her. The charge was rejected in court, and she instead was sued for supposedly fabricating her story. Jermaine Dupri also made a cameo. Samples used The song's title and chorus were inspired by—or taken from—"Fight the Power (Part 1 & 2)," a 1975 protest funk song by The Isley Brothers. "Teddy's Jam" by Guy "Bird of Prey" by Uriah Heep "Hot Pants Road" by The J.B.'s (bassline) "Pump Me Up" by Trouble Funk (percussion, vocal: "Pu-pu-pump") "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson (heard before the 3rd chorus) "I Shot the Sherriff" by Bob Marley "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa (Vocal: "Yeah!") "I Know You Got Soul" by Bobby Byrd (Vocal: "I know you got soul") "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly & the Family Stone (Singing heard after the line "Bum rush the show") "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" by The Dramatics (guitars) "Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move)" by West St. Mob (Vocal: "Come on you got it") "Funky President" by James Brown (Heard after the line "People, people we are the same") The lyrics also include allusions to James Brown's "Funky Drummer" and "Say It Loud -- I'm Black and I'm Proud," as well as Bobby McFerrin's 1988 hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy." The opening quotation, "Yet our best trained, best educated, best equipped, best prepared troops refuse to fight! Matter of fact, it's safe to say that they would rather switch than fight!," was taken from Chicago attorney and civil rights activist, Thomas "TNT" Todd.
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Album: Yo! Bum Rush the Show 1987 - Formati: 1982, Roosevelt, NY, United States Membri: Chuck D (MC), Flavor Flav (MC), Terminator X (turntables), Professor Griff (MC), DJ Lord (turntables) Artisti correlati: Spectrum City, Paris - Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for" fair use "for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Use of non-profit, educational or personal tips the balance in favor of fair use.
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Here's the Original Video for this track, taken from N-Sign Radio 1988 with Tim Westwood
Public Enemy - Welcome To The Terrordome (1990)