by Daniella Thompson
photo by Travis Shinn
The current single from prophetically timely 6-piece supergroup Prophets of Rage, “Unfuck The World”, could not be more direct in its affiliation with the current political state of emergency in which we now exist. Yet anthemic chants of “one nation, unification” are not a rousing call to arms, but rather an honest plea to everyone to simply come together in the name of our common humanity. We’ve come to expect nothing less than the blatant truth from Prophets, with their name stemming from the Public Enemy song of the same name. Formed in early 2016, the raging rap-rock crew includes members of Audioslave, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy. During recent shows, they’ve tastefully acknowledged the recent passing of former Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell by performing well-received tributes to the singer. Their hotly anticipated debut album will be released just in time for Riot Fest, with the self-titled record dropping on September 15.