Politically minded rap-rock supergroup Prophets Of Rage shared more new music this week, taken from their upcoming EP The Party’s Over. Debuting the track on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, the band shared a live recording of a reworking of the Beastie Boys’ classic No Sleep Till Brooklyn. Reworked against the current US elections, the track is titled as No Sleep Til Cleveland.
Having dropped their high-octane debut Prophets Of Rage in July, their first entry seemed very much set to pacify Rage Against The Machine fans with its overblown riffs and confrontational stylings. However, the recording of No Sleep Til Cleveland settles back into maybe more of a balance between the groups counterparts.
Bringing together members of Rage, Cyprus Hill and Public Enemy, the track runs a little lighter. With Tom Morello’s hefty guitar work stripped down to effective accents and a trademark, undulating solo to take you to the drop. Rather than the overwhelming presence of Rage style instrumentation, No Sleep Til Cleveland smacks of old school hip-hop – in a good way. With all the bite of Beastie Boys and Cyprus Hill originals, just with Morello repping it this time around.
Prophets Of Rage’s debut EP will be released August 25, via Caroline. The Party’s Over is set to feature other cover versions including RATM’s Killing In The Name Of and Public Enemy’s Shut Em Down.
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