Chuck D and Taste Flav reunited alongside Jahi from Public Enemy Radio for the tune up to date to acknowledge the present panorama, recognizing the protests and rallies stemming from the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Nina Pop and the numerous individuals from the black neighborhood we now have misplaced on account of racism and police brutality.
The brand new model contains the skills of The Roots’ Black Thought and Questlove in addition to Nas, Rapsody and YG offering some lyrical heft to the tune initially launched in 1989 and featured in Spike Lee’s “Do the Proper Factor.”
Over 30 years later, the tune continues to stay an anthem for racial injustice. Nas raps “They are saying a suicide when useless our bodies are swinging/Cowards are looking Black males that’s what I’m seeing.” He later provides, “I’m combating the facility proper now/Because of you, Flav and PE placing it down/Placing your life on the road so I can rap now” as footage from protests throughout the nation.
Watch all of them “Struggle The Energy” within the video above.