Public Enemy to Trump in Newest Track – ‘Shut the F**k Up’

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Public Enemy has dropped a new track called ‘State of the Union’ in which the rap duo rails against Trump.

The DJ Premier-produced track dropped on Friday, but the song doesn’t explicitly mention Trump by name. “All we know is Trump has gotta go,” the group wrote under the YouTube video for the new song. Footage of police brutality and anti-racism protests are present throughout the new video.

“Our collective voices keep getting louder. The rest of the planet is on our side,” Chuck D declared. “It’s not enough to talk about change. You have to show up and demand change. Folks gotta vote like their lives depend on it, ’cause it does.”

Chuck D has been an outspoken opponent of Trump’s policies. He previously called him “King Devil” and “the epitome of a white supremacist.” Chuck D says Trump himself is a “weapon of mass distraction” that Republicans use to push racist policies.

Chuck D had no kind words for the Vice President, Mike Pence, either. Back in 2017, he and Prophets of Rage dropped “Hail to the Chief,” a single that focused on Mike Pence. In that video, there is a depiction of the White House with the branded words, ‘Trump Tower.’ The lawn features African-Americans hanging from gallows in the front.

In the video, Chuck D raps: “All hail to the chief who came in the name of a thief to cease peace.”

Speaking out against Trump’s policies seems to be working, though. The president’s Tulsa rally bombed this week after fewer than 7,000 people showed up.

Previously, Trump bragged that over one million people signed up to attend the rally. That’s because TikTok users and K-pop fans ticket bombed the rally and requested ticket after ticket. Did the stunt help crush Trump’s rally and lower attendance? Unlikely, since many people are still unwilling to attend live events during COVID-19.

9 Responses

  1. restless94110

    So a group full of has-beens finally have lived up to their name. They truly have become an enemy of the public with their putrid spew.

    • Angelito

      You mean, hip hop icons. It’s true. You just don’t like what they say against your beloved, orange dictator egomaniac. Talk about putrid spew, Trump has that down.

      • Trayvon

        Trump speaks the truth and you are butthurt when listening.

        • Ollie

          How does your response relate to the previous comment. Are you just here to stir things up or actually contribute?

  2. Trayvon

    I am supposed to care what uneducated and angry old black rappers say?

    They should go back to rioting and looting with the BLM criminal pals.

  3. F. George Duham, III

    I am no fan of Trump but I don’t think all these nasty swear words help the plight of the noble American Negro. I don’t listen to rap very often but I miss the good old days of Young MC, Vanilla Ice and Gary $tone (AKA Drooly Two-face). Why does everyone have to be so nasty, can’t rap be fun again?

    • James

      Again? Rap was born out of the projects with the intent on sending a message about real life. If swear words bother you, then you are in the wrong lifetime.