Who Sang Fight the Power? Public Enemy

Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet cover art

Some other versions of "Fight the Power"
Credits
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Carlton Ridenhour, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee
release date: 1990-3-20
genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul
styles: Gangsta/Conscious
length: 4:41
1989 the number another summer (get down)
Sound of the funky drummer
Music hittin' your heart cause I know you got soul
(Brothers and sisters, hey)
Listen if you're missin' y'all
Swingin' while I'm singin'
Givin' whatcha gettin'
Knowin' what I know
While the Black bands sweatin'
And the rhythm rhymes rollin'
Got to give us what we want
Gotta give us what we need
Our freedom of speech is freedom or death
We got to fight the powers that be

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
We've got to fight the powers that be

As the rhythm designed to bounce
What counts is that the rhymes
Designed to fill your mind
Now that you've realized the prides arrived
We got to pump the stuff to make us tough
From the heart
It's a start, a work of art
To revolutionize make a change nothin's strange
People, people we are the same
No we're not the same
Cause we don't know the game
What we need is awareness, we can't get careless
You say what is this?
My beloved lets get down to business
Mental self defensive fitness
(Yo) bum rush the show
You gotta go for what you know
Make everybody see, in order to fight the powers that be
Lemme hear you say
Fight the Power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power
We've got to fight the powers that be

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant, to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother, him and John Wayne
Cause I'm Black and I'm proud
I'm ready and hyped plus I'm amped
Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps
Sample a look back you look and find
Nothing but rednecks for four hundred years if you check
Don't worry be happy
Was a number one jam
Damn if I say it you can slap me right here
(Get it) lets get this party started right
Right on, c'mon
What we got to say
Power to the people no delay
To make everybody see
In order to fight the powers that be

(Fight the Power)



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Contract on the World Love Jam
  • 2 Brothers Gonna Work It Out
  • 3 911 Is a Joke
  • 4 Incident at 66.6 FM
  • 5 Welcome to the Terrordome
  • 6 Meet the G That Killed Me
  • 7 Pollywanacraka
  • 8 Anti‐Nigger Machine
  • 9 Burn Hollywood Burn
  • 10 Power to the People
  • 11 Who Stole the Soul?
  • 12 Fear of a Black Planet
  • 13 Revolutionary Generation
  • 14 Can’t Do Nuttin’ for Ya Man
  • 15 Reggie Jax
  • 16 Leave This Off Your Fuckin’ Charts
  • 17 B Side Wins Again
  • 18 War at 33⅓
  • 19 Final Count of the Collision Between Us and the Damned
  • 20 Fight the Power

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074644541311
    script: Latin