The anti-heroes of rock and rap, Prophets of Rage, are set to roll into a supersized arena near you. Comprised of members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, their nationwide “Make America Rage Again” tour touches directly on the complex topic of politics and how it is used to push people around.
Some writers have derided this super group as simplistic in their message, but the musicians are clearly serious: they were banned at the last minute by correction officers from playing inside the California Rehabilitation Center for 800 prisoners. Meanwhile, they’ve designated a portion of their un-cost-prohibitive ticket sales to provide rehabilitation for the homeless.
And speaking of politics, the band recently played live for free in Cleveland, Ohio, to call out the Republican National Convention, and yet their whole anti-politics shtick isn’t just anti-GOP. Cypress Hill’s B-Real has called for voters to write in Prophets of Rage for president come November.