It is 1989 and racial tensions in the US are simmering. General public Enemy have just produced Combat the Energy on Def Jam, with a online video featuring a significant political rally, the Young People’s March to End Racial Violence. Quick-ahead 31 years and General public Enemy are back on Def Jam and Combat the Energy, immortalised in Spike Lee’s Do the Ideal Thing, has been reworked in reaction to the Black Lives Issue protests that distribute throughout the US and past.
The intervening years have viewed all the hope bordering Barack Obama, the US’s initially black president, being changed by the anxiety and divisiveness brought on by Donald Trump. So it is unsurprising that Chuck D is getting it tough to see progress. In his distinctive baritone, General public Enemy’s leader and founder states Black Lives Issue “has produced a variance – but you know, it is a