Fans of left-leaning revolutionary supergroup Prophets of Rage, which hosts members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, will be pleased to know that the rock/rap/metal group has further increased the level of angst in their politically charged songs as we all prepare for the nerve-wracking 2016 American presidential election.
As the Democratic National Convention kicked off in Philadelphia, the group blew off steam across the country in Los Angeles by performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday against a bright-red backdrop of banner mocking Donald Trump’s slogan, reading “Make America Rage Again.” The rockers performed a raucous rendition of the 1992 Rage Against the Machine hit, “Killing in the Name” to a crowd of moshers. The group took some creative liberty with the original lyrics to specifically call out Congress.
The group formed earlier this year to make waves during a heated political period. Members include Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine; Chuck D of Public Enemy and DJ Lord and B-Real of Cypress Hill. They released an eponymous first single track earlier this month, which they also performed on Kimmel, and put together a series of events around Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.