Be a Culturalist. Understand Urban Culture and stay relevant. Be a positive agent of change and influence. Translate the Urban experience to outsiders and visitors. Invade Urban Culture and remain compassionate, honest, connected, and vigilant.
Public Enemy – “Fight The Power” (1989)
Public Enemy’s most famous song, this track embodies their message of black pride, while taking shots at white icons Elvis Presley and John Wayne. This militant and confrontational approach was designed to empower the black community and create some controversy along the way, which helped them sell albums. The unified message was one that a lot of people, not just African Americans, could get behind. “Fight the Power” concentrated on getting listeners to participate in politics.
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