“I Rap Black” is a powerful collaborative statement from rappers Chuck D, Bishop Lamont, and Mykill Miers, who kick serious knowledge over a slapping instrumental from Swedish producer, Max I Million. They’re also joined by Swedish deejay/turntablist duo Create & Devastate—the latter of whom tragically passed this past March—with outro cuts handled by Besh One.
The track is an all-out celebration of unity and strength, and its arrival couldn’t have been timed better as today marks the 28th anniversary of Public Enemy’s classic third album, Fear of a Black Planet.
Fittingly, PE frontman Chuck D kicks off “I Rap Black” with his trademark no-nonsense approach before passing the mic to Lamont and Miers. The two Cali rappers definitely make the Hip-Hop legend proud with their rhymes, which include thought-provoking quotables from Lamont like, “These are the days Marcus Garvey tried to preach us/ How many prophets must die before they reach us?”
In addition to being a celebration of Fear of a Black Planet, “I Rap Black” is the latest track off Max I Million’s forthcoming project, Maxtape Vol. 2, the sequel to his 2010 release, The Maxtape. When the tape drops in the fall, you’ll hear this single alongside past highlights and exclusive new material, all seamlessly mixed by Create & Devastate. Features include CL Smooth, Edo G, Skyzoo, Hus Kingpin, Smoovth, and many more.
“I Rap Black” is now available through all digital retailers and streaming platforms via Counterweight Records. Be on the lookout for more info in the coming months regarding Maxtape Vol. 2!