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

25 Responses to “Public Enemy – Fight The Power”

  1. kobeisapunkrapist  on July 6th, 2011

    Elvis would beat the shit out of Chuck D and Flava Flave at the same time

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  2. theMacHusty  on July 6th, 2011

    Fight power hit excelence 80 years

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  3. urmommaisfattt  on July 6th, 2011

    @hiscibus NIGGER NIGGERNIGGER NIGGER LIPS NIGGER HAHA

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  4. rarhzach  on July 6th, 2011

    im white and i like this song :D D

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  5. DSNesmith  on July 6th, 2011

    Bleh, want a video without all the yelling in the background.

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  6. 4illegalalien  on July 6th, 2011

    The only way to fight the power is not cooperating with it. Everything else, protests, violence, speeches don’t work. Non-cooperation is the key to true freedom.

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  7. jrcarter9175  on July 6th, 2011

    @WorldEffigy Chuck said in an interview that his view on Elvis had changed since this song. John Wayne, however, still gets a middle finger.

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  8. sizzurpslurp  on July 6th, 2011

    @Openair Frauenfeld, Switzerland, 8. of july 2011!!! :D :D

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  9. urmommaisfattt  on July 6th, 2011

    @hiscibus fuck you nigger

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  10. oddworld4eva  on July 6th, 2011

    gta san andreas good times

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  11. hiscibus  on July 6th, 2011

    @urmommaisfattt fuck white people!!!!!! and i meen all do somethin bout it white bitch cracka!!!!

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  12. brennanthebrown  on July 6th, 2011

    NINETEEN EIGHTY NINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. KillswitchJohn  on July 6th, 2011

    @urmommaisfattt i’m pretty sure that public enemy wasn’t directing this to all white people.

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  14. urmommaisfattt  on July 6th, 2011

    @YousAbuttyBoy true, but they act like all white people are rednecks waving confederate flags.

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  15. LifeGoesOnPL  on July 6th, 2011

    great times with san andreas!

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  16. YousAbuttyBoy  on July 6th, 2011

    @urmommaisfattt If you know what the black people had to deal with back then, you might understand, Spoiled idiot.

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  17. bareknuckles2u  on July 6th, 2011

    @theentertainerkidd1 I don’t think the facts bare that out!

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  18. urmommaisfattt  on July 6th, 2011

    so sick of these anti white songs

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  19. turfdancer78  on July 6th, 2011

    @james258100 cuz wiz khalifa is a fuckin lame

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  20. pioannisduke  on July 6th, 2011

    Power to the people no delay
    To make everybody see
    In order to fight the powers that be

    Always Public Enemy, we fight the power in Greece

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  21. IrishHooligan1993  on July 6th, 2011

    Song is extremely ass!!!

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  22. zombielovers1  on July 6th, 2011

    this is why the 80s and 90s music had power

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  23. philaman1972  on July 6th, 2011

    The first time I saw the video on BET in 1989, it blew me off the couch.

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  24. SeventeenGhost  on July 6th, 2011

    Public Enemy – Chuck D = WTF?
    Public Enemy – Flavor = Everything went better than expected

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  25. thedailyblazer  on July 6th, 2011

    john wayne snitched on people in Hollywood for having left-leaning beliefs.

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