Prophets of Rage

Radical Eyes

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rap/rock supergroup prophets of rage flip the script on oppressive biases in damning new track “radical eyes”

August 10, 2017
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“They say we’re radicalized/ See our radical eyes!” Proclaim the rappers of Prophets of Rage, the revolution-centered rap/rock supergroup featuring members of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, over the roaring guitar, drum and bass of their rock members in “Radical Eyes”. The new track is a searing indictment of the white gaze and normative gazes in general, which position any viewpoints that resist the “normal” violence marginalized communities face as too “radicalized” and therefore wrong.

In the song, the collective–Chuck D, DJ Lord, Tim Commerford, B-Real, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk–reverse the narrative: It’s radical visions that are necessary to change our current reality, and it’s our regressive perspective on change that is the problem.

“Opposing viewpoints and movements are seen as radical rather than diversity,” Chuck D said in a statement.  “‘Radical Eyes’ is the lens everything is viewed through, any life movement in opposition is considered radicalized.”

Check out the powerful track below!

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