Prophets of Rage, the Rage Against the Machine-Public Enemy-Cypress Hill supergroup, just released “Living On the 110” — a new single off its forthcoming self-titled debut album. The impassioned, explosive song (above) tackles homelessness and economic equality.
“‘Living on the 110’ is a song that speaks to the issue of homelessness,” guitarist Tom Morello explained in a statement. “The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people. Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times.”
Homelessness seems to be a major issue on the band’s radar. One of their first-ever gigs took place on a rooftop along Los Angeles’ Skid Row, with a portion of the proceeds going to charities that help the homeless.
Late last year, Stern Show fans got a taste of Prophets of Rage’s exciting performance style in an exclusive music special on Howard 101 entitled "Howard Stern Presents: Prophets of Rage."
“Prophets of Rage” is available Sept. 15.