9 responses to “Afrofuturism, Public Enemy, and Fear of a Black Planet at 25”

  1. JCE says :

    Zach de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine was not a co-writer on the original version of “Burn Hollywood Burn” as it appears on “Fear of a Black Planet” in 1990. He was, however, featured on a new version in 2000 that was included on the soundtrack for Spike Lee’s film “Bamboozled.”


    • amcarrington says :

      Thank you for the correction! We’ll note it in the post. This error is due to my consulting a digital version of the liner notes for the album credits, which must have identified the track based on the later version. It makes sense that this was updated for Bamboozled– the music video for the song splices in blackface imagery on the movie screen the artists are watching: https://youtu.be/DhQGH6CbKhw


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