feature: rage against the machine, public enemy, cypress hill members working on ‘prophets of rage’ supergroup

May 19, 2016

Welp, the initial reports of a Rage Against the Machine reunion were slightly misguided, but not totally off the mark. After the pretty ominous, uprising-themed ad campaign (pictured below) alluding to a comeback emerged right in the midst of the 2016 Presidential Election clusterfuck, whispers of a possible Rage Against resurgence spread across the web. So when Public Enemy’s Chuck D tweeted a clip of one of the collective’s 2010 performance in London, the correlation between the name of Rage’s newly relaunched website ( with a warning message for visitors to “Clear the way for the prophets of rage”—a Public Enemy lyric—started to become clearer. After speculation over a potential Rage Against comeback, Billboard and other outlets are reporting that the new project is a supergroup formed by all members of Rage Against, minus vocalist Zack de la Rocha, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real. Billboard also reports that Prophets of Rage will perform a debut set for Hollywood Palladium on June 3 at Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, with a potential summer tour to follow. Hell. Yes. Hallelujah.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at