Public Enemy – Fight The Power



“Fight the power” single by Public Enemy from the album ‘Do the Right Thing and Fear of a Black Planet’ [1989]

1989 the number another summer (get down)
Sound of the funky drummer
Music hittin’ your heart cause I know you got sould
(Brothers and sisters, hey)
Listen if you’re missin’ y’all
Swingin’ while I’m singin’
Givin’ whatcha gettin’
Knowin’ what I know
While the Black bands sweatin’
And the rhythm rhymes rollin’
Got to give us what we want
Gotta give us what we need
Our freedom of speech is freedom or death
We got to fight the powers that be
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

Chorus

As the rhythm designed to bounce
What counts is that the rhymes
Designed to fill your mind
Now that you’ve realized the prides arrived
We got to pump the stuff to make us tough
from the heart
It’s a start, a work of art
To revolutionize make a change nothin’s strange
People, people we are the same
No we’re not the same
Cause we don’t know the game
What we need is awareness, we can’t get careless
You say what is this?
My beloved lets get down to business
Mental self defensive fitness
(Yo) bum rush the show
You gotta go for what you know
Make everybody see, in order to fight the powers that be
Lemme hear you say…
Fight the Power

Chorus

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother fuck him and John Wayne
Cause I’m Black and I’m proud
I’m ready and hyped plus I’m amped
Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps
Sample a look back you look and find
Nothing but rednecks for 400 years if you check
Don’t worry be happy
Was a number one jam
Damn if I say it you can slap me right here
(Get it) lets get this party started right
Right on, c’mon
What we got to say
Power to the people no delay
To make everybody see
In order to fight the powers that be

(Fight the Power)

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Comments

  1. Serg G 댓글:

    chuck d is a god

  2. Damo 9000 댓글:

    Its not by might, its not by power, but by My Spirit saith the LORD

  3. ManoNegraCG 댓글:

    These guys along with NWA are the reason I hate today's rap. Their songs had something important and powerful to say about community, society, the world we live in and the values we live by. Respect.

  4. jazzynet1 댓글:

    another amazing thing about this time was that the Million Man March was so fucking peaceful. I can still being ready to fight somebody against our position but the men i met were so relaxed and therefore i became. Peace out.

  5. jazzynet1 댓글:

    I remember when i got this. I was in DC. I am a hardcore hendrix, rockin machine but this album was unbelieveable. i still love it.

  6. mr.24HRS Wynn 댓글:

    ✊🏿✊🏿💪🏿💪🏿still Bumping 2019
    #FIGHTTHEPOWER WORD KIIIIDDDDDD

  7. Ayuwoki 댓글:

    Casino Song GTA San Andreas.

  8. Jaime Sanchez 댓글:

    I have dealt with the "evil eye" of the white guy ALL MY LIFE. And this is as a graduate of the Class of 1981 at Brown University. I have fought the power all my life

  9. Happy Day 댓글:

    This song is rolling in its grave with the election of Prez Trump.

  10. Okabe Rintarou 댓글:

    What does it look like I'm doing?,I'm fighting the power

  11. henry herrin 댓글:

    Fight the Power 👊
    Los Angeles lost a Good Brother 💧😡😢  his autobiography at the end     
    R.I.P Rapper Nipsey Hussle 2019 He's in Heaven❤
    Gun violence or Gang violence! Needs to stop! But as i read this article! I'm like is this a business?  Is this providing jobs? People say what you mean?
    1. We can't stop sells of Guns! If you promote it! It sells
    2. Majority of the time Police always come after its over said an done!
    So they can never actually be there! It's life! But we need our Police!
    3. Become a law enforcement officers great career
    4. Detectives believe this an that!
    5. Become a Detective great career
    6.The Coroners office said this an that
    7. Become a Coroner! Great career always needed! Can't post about body parts if you a donor!
    8.The Chief of Police and Commissioner of police says this and that!
    9.Work your way up to becoming a chief of police or Commissioner
    10. The Paramedics took person to hospital ! You arrive alive or dead! Somebody got to get the body off the streets " trauma unit" ICU unit"Paramedics great career
    11.The Hospital
    Working in Health Field is Needed
    All types of Jobs!
    12 Now The Funeral director
    13 National News on an Radio Air ways talking " Headline News Papers"
    14 Every Social media hit up!

    All an All we all are part of sometype of business money making sheme! So our only true hope is the Word of GOD!

    THE SINNERS PRAYER
    Dear Father God, I repent of my sins. I open my heart to Jesus. I confess Jesus is my Lord God and my Saviour, I thank you for giving me eternal life. I believe that Jesus, died on the cross for me and rose from the dead. I thank you that today, you have made me your child. Amen

    My Words its sad that every Happy New Year we all gotta say my deepest condolences to the friends and family! Please have a Faith! Hope you a believer of the Gospel message
    There are many religions and  faiths and cultures/ beliefs all around the world
    1. Christianity Jesus
    2. Muslims Allah
    3 Hindu 4. Roman Catholic 5 Buddha
    6. Jehovah Witnesses
    My belief is Jesus Christ: ; what is the Gospel of Jesus Christ? The word gospel means" good news" so the gospel of Christ is the good news of his coming to provide forgiveness of sins for all believe John 3:16/17 and bible Prophecy Rev 6:9-11 Rev 20:4 a powerful blood moon🔴 coming Jan 20/21 2019 Blood moons🔴 are in bible scriptures! No other religion or beliefs can tell you about the blood 🔴 moons;; wake up to the false religions of the world 🌍👍 or the coming beast 666/ dictator the Antichrist:; that rises out of Europe and takes over the Middle East then satan possesses him with his false powers 👎💔 and deceives the whole entire world 🌍 into getting his mark 666/and worship this individual 👎💔 fake god! You Refuse the world  Business!  What you think they gonna do to you! Rev 20:4

    Ermias Asghedom (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019), known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was an American rapper and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Emerging from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid-2000s, Hussle initially became known for his numerous mixtapes, including his Bullets Ain't Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw, the last of which rapper Jay-Z  bought 100 copies of for $100 each.[2] After much delay, his debut studio album Victory Lap was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim and commercial success,[3][4][5][6] and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.[7]
    Nipsey Hussle
    Hussle in 2011
    Background information
    Birth name
    Ermias Asghedom[1]
    Born
    August 15, 1985
    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Died
    March 31, 2019  (aged 33)
    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Genres
    Hip hop
    Occupation(s)
    Rappersongwriter
    Instruments
    Vocals
    Years active
    2005–2019
    Labels
    All Money In Atlantic Cinematic Epic
    Associated acts
    Blanco Dom Kennedy TeeFlii YG Mustard The Game
    Hussle was murdered outside his store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019.[8]
    My words
    A brother with a business!  and children!  Very sad day in America

  12. Patrice Sankara 댓글:

    FlAvour Flav is the best hype man ever

  13. Sophie Carat 댓글:

    que du bon son ….pas besoin de toutes ces femmes a poil poir se prouver d etre un bon

  14. paris harris 댓글:

    checkin in ……..April 5 , 2019……………………………MONTGOMERY , ALABAMA……….SALUTE P.E>

  15. phillypanch 1 댓글:

    You see Chuck with that Phillies hat!!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥

  16. Dwight Love 댓글:

    Public Enemy In all of their glory this was them at their zenith!!!!!

  17. Koizumi1969 댓글:

    This is the real hip-hop in 1989!

  18. King Kari 댓글:

    rip mca beastie boys ♥️

  19. Indy Jones 댓글:

    this song will NEVER get old

  20. Joe Masters 댓글:

    I met Flavor Flav back in the day 🙂

  21. Leland Budd 댓글:

    I went to a concert that had these guys performing back in 1989

  22. henry herrin 댓글:

    I had to block many many people over the Years! They say Shut up ! Hating Hard! Yelling in cursing at Me👎😡 It's my prerogative" It's My Life" you don't have to follow me" ok! I was born in the Ghetto streets! Trust me i would never make it too year 2019 without Jesus Help! also making my on move's! I have many brothers and sisters friends on social media that support me and love me and understand what I'm doing ! GOD gave me a Command to Preach the Gospel message John 3:16/17 and Teach The world about GOD and his laws an Commandments an warn the world of bible Prophecy! And his 2nd Coming
    To Earth Rev 19

    I'm a Powerful Prophet! satan is a serious reality
    Evil people is a Reality
    Terrorism is a Reality
    Police brutality is a Reality
    Death is a Reality
    Demons are a Reality
    Trying to Survive being Poor or Rich is a Reality
    Being Born Period is a Reality
    Jail n Prison's is a Reality
    Health issues is a Reality
    Gun violence is a Reality
    Hate Crime is Reality
    Black History is a Reality
    Drugs and alcohol an smoking 🚬 Cigarettes is a reality
    I have lost many people to theses Reality's and I'm fighting back! 2019 Ok an its working! I have change the entire world! Extended time🌎 Trust me! If i was not born! I know deep in my heart! It would have been over for us all!
    If you don't like me! Don't follow me! Stop hating because I'm telling the Truth!
    Of the Reality of Jesus Christ and his second coming to earth 🌎
    I'm not perfect 👌! But I know GOD is a Reality!
    Some People say I don't believe Jesus Christ! But i like his Teaching and if people follow that! We live in a better world! Are you serious! Believe before you pass into eternity! There's no coming back to make it right! I put all my sins on Jesus Christ! He paid it all with his blood!
    That's all i got to say! Living on a Earth that's been around almost 6000 year's an i only get 70 years or 85 years or less not promise to see tomorrow 💧😢 let me be an enjoy my short time 🕙

  23. Saw Chuck D speak recently and loved every minute of what he had to say. I was inspired to look this up. It gave me chills up my spine!!! Throughout! Chuck D is one brilliant, funny, talented, and smart guy, and so much of today's music can be traced back to what he started.

  24. Labo Vidéo 댓글:

    Ça donne envie, avec Celui dont je tairais le nom . French power

  25. The criminality in the police force today is what Public Enemy was rapping about back in the day… This was a call to pick up arms about those murdering police…. Black Panther rule…

  26. Fred Garner 댓글:

    All the old songs are still relevant today…. We should have fought and listened back then.

  27. Ronnie Johnson 댓글:

    Who still listening in 2019?
    This is REAL RAP MUSIC with REAL MEN…not no Faggot and Gay hip hop that this new generation is listening to. I feel so sorry for them listening to a bunch of queer rappers…smh

  28. santo igoa 댓글:

    the chad elvis presley, the beta cuck chuck d.

    elvis: most famous person of all time, greatest singer and entertainer the world will ever know, the world weeped when he died.

    chuck d: drooling dumbass, no talent, nobody knows who he is, nobody is going to give a shit when he dies.

  29. Ryan Martin 댓글:

    And Mookie still works as Sal's til this day. hahaa