Riot on the Set

Riot on the Set

How Public Enemy Crafted the Anthem ‘Fight the Power’ Twenty-five years after ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Spike Lee, Public Enemy and Branford Marsalis reflect on the film’s anthem.
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The director may have asked for an anthem for his 1989 chronicle of big-city racial tensions, but what he got was a salvo. A quarter of a century has passed since Radio Raheem’s boom box served as a megaphone to a generation, spreading Public Enemy’s rap reveille over and over again in the movie, but ”Fight the Power” has not lost an ounce of its revolutionary power or poignancy.  [via Rolling Stone]