One Rage in and one Rage out. After three years, Prophets of Rage have announced, on B-Real’s social media platform Instagram, that they will no longer be playing together. Just days before the announcement of the disbandment of Prophets, Rage Against the Machine announced that they will be playing shows in Spring of 2020. The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise because the Prophets was built mostly of members of RATM. RATM’s 2020 show list includes cities such as Indio, California and many more.
It was about doing something greater than self. 2020 keeping ZDLR spot warm for @RATM & powering a 👊🏿statement for 1000 days was a honorable truth mission in the hours of chaos from the jump… And so the bands rock on…. Let’s go @cypresshill @PublicEnemyFTP @prophetsofrage pic.twitter.com/sFqvwTxfhv
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 2, 2019
Morello told Billboard music that, “The goal of Prophets of Rage was ‘a simple one: The music has to be devastating.'” Prophets of Rage, comprised of the band members of RATM without Zack De La Rocha and with Chuck D of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill as the vocalists/MCs, tackled social and political topics throughout their bout as a band. Their most recent release was a song tackling gun-violence in the song and music video “Pop Goes the Weapon”.
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I want to say thank you to the fans that supported @prophetsofrage for the time we’ve been rocking together. It’s been an honor to rock stages and people of all ages with these guys. It’s been a great time and great memories in a short time. Rockin along side of Chuck and Tom has been amazing to say the least. It was fun while it lasted and I hope we left a big impression and that the music has been a source of inspiration for those that needed it. That was the purpose we got together. So I say to y’all stay informed, stay engaged and fight the good fight. ✌🏽️🤟🏼