On Tuesday night, the new rap/rock supergroup featuring Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford, Public Enemy MC Chuck D. and B-Real of Cypress Hill made their debut with a high-energy gig at the Whisky-A Go Go in Hollywood.
The show, announced at the last minute, seems to have been quite a party. The supergroup slammed through hits from Rage Against the Machine’s catalog, as well as notable tracks from Public Enemy, Cypress Hill and more — including two original songs.
Naturally, considering the individuals involved, everything about this project is politically charged. Their surprise announcement a few weeks back stirred up the Internet, as folks hoped for a Rage reunion with vocalist Zack De La Rocha.
That didn’t happen, but the Prophets of Rage definitely look to have the same approach — socially-conscious, guitar-led rap/rock combining the forces of some seriously heavy hitters in the music world.
And if you missed their Whisky gig, fear not…there’s apparently more coming soon:
— Prophets of Rage (@prophetsofrage) June 1, 2016