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Public Enemy Remixed ‘Fight The Power’ With Nas, Rapsody, And The Roots To Open The 2020 BET Awards

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It may have seemed as though the members of Public Enemy had hit a wall in their relationship earlier this year, but it was all love between Chuck and Flavor Flav as they teamed up with an all-star roster of performers to remix their signature hit “Fight The Power” to open the 2020 BET Awards. The two hip-hop pioneers were joined by Black Thought and Questlove of The Roots, Nas, and Rapsody to rock the house and take over the streets with a raucous remix.

Although the four acts weren’t able to team up in person to perform, each contributed powerful imagery of protest and their hyped-up performances in front of a Pan-African-themed American flag. The song was a pointed commentary on recent current events, which saw Black Americans take to the streets throughout the summer in protest of police violence after a rash of police killings of Black citizens, including Louisville EMT Breonna Taylor and former rapper George Floyd, who police choked out with a knee to his neck as he cried, “I can’t breathe.”

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Public Enemy met with controversy earlier this year when a public spat between its principal members turned out to be a promotional tactic for their new project.

Source: https://uproxx.com/music/public-enemy-fight-the-power-black-thought-nas-rapsody-2020-bet-awards/