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Ernie Isley & Chuck D Speak On ‘Fight The Power’ (Video)

Wondering if each of the respective generations of listeners of these versions of “Fight The Power” knows about the other… Bet they do. Kind of cool even if they don’t, since NPR put this doc together #YouMustLearn

NPR’s American Anthem series brings together two songwriters — Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers and Chuck D of Public Enemy — whose respective versions of “Fight the Power” eyed the same struggle… Ridenhour would later take the stage name Chuck D, as the leader of the pioneering rap group Public Enemy. In 1989, he wrote his own “Fight the Power” for the film ‘Do the Right Thing.’ The movie is set on the hottest day of the summer in a Brooklyn neighborhood, where the temperature leads long-simmering racial tensions to boil over in the street.
– NPR Music

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The Roots ‘Fight The Power’ With Chuck D & Clyde Stubblefield On The Jimmy Fallon Show (Video)

This is definitely a classic moment right here for music fans. What you are witnessing in the video above are the ‘Copyright Criminals Allstar Band’ featuring Clyde Stubblefield, Chuck D, & Ecletic Method. Clyde Stubblefield has been one of the most sampled artists in Hip Hop & he’s rocking alongside The Roots & Chuck D of Public Enemy on Late Night Television! Just like the song ‘Fight The Power’….. THIS. IS. CLASSIC!