Brother Ali guests on Public Enemy's new album

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Pledging allegiance to PE
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Yes, Public Enemy is still in business -- even if NPR intern Austin Cooper's essay on how he's never heard It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back seems to be dominating public discourse surrounding the revolutionary hip-hop group. 

"This song don't give a daaamn!" Chuck D bellows at the outset of "Get Up Stand Up," a track from PE's 12th studio album, Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp. (Spoiler alert: It eventually does.) Even if Chuck and the rest of the crew are playing on apathy, they found a guest who clearly isn't going to let an opportunity for uplift pass him by in Brother Ali.

"I was raised by the Enemy, and ever since then that's been my identity," Ali raps over the ominous horns and expert beats with focus. Cooper would like this.

His verse is not quite the fury of "Not a Day Goes By," which dropped earlier this year, but this is definitely a moment this social activist rapper is gonna remember for a lifetime.



Ali's own album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, comes later this fall.

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