*Public Enemy’s Chuck D has again put the entire state of Arizona in his crosshairs.
Nearly 20 years after the P.E. single “By the Time I Get to Arizona” blasted the state for refusing to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday, frontman Chuck D has released a new track titled “Tear Down That Wall,” which targets the state’s controversial new immigration law. [Scroll down to listen.]
“Yeah, because the governor is a Hitler,” Chuck D told Billboard.com. “Things do change from time to time, but it goes right back into just proving that it wants to be something else. ‘Tear Down That Wall’ is something that has its own life. It’s not that you’re doing anything to be opportunistic. I talked about the wall not only just dividing the U.S. and Mexico but the states of California, New Mexico and Texas. But Arizona, it’s like, come on. Now they’re going to enforce a law that talks about basically racial profiling.”
“Tear Down That Wall,” which is available at www.slamjamz.com, will appear on his solo CD, to be released at a later date.