The supergroup played their new original song and Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing in the Name'
The new rap-rock supergroup Prophets of Rage, comprised of Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, and members of Rage Against the Machine, took Cleveland by storm during the Republican National Convention last week and will embark on a national tour next month. Last night, the political firebrands made their first television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
With fists raised and a display reading “Make America Rage Again,” Prophets tore through their eponymous debut single and the Rage Against the Machine classic “Killing in the Name.” RATM singer Zack de la Rocha isn’t a member of Prophets, so Chuck D and B-Real covered his vocal part for the latter song.
“Our country is on the brink of chaos,” Prophets’ guitarist Tom Morello told the Los Angeles Times in June. “And I’m a person who’s always trying to have a political impact through my vocation, which is music. So we believe we can no longer stand on the sidelines of history.”
Check out Prophets of Rage’s appearance on Kimmel below.