The song featuring Chuck D will be included on Professor Griff's forthcoming solo album...
PUBLIC ENEMY‘s CHUCK D and PROFESSOR GRIFF have launched an attack on the music industry, recording a song together called ‘HYPOCRITES’ for GRIFF’s forthcoming solo album.
‘And The Word Becomes Flesh’, his fifth solo outing, is released in September through The Right Stuff/EMI and will combine three new tracks with reworked and re-recorded versions of his earlier solo material and Public Enemy songs.
The 24-track album, described as “political soul” by Griff, will be a “more formal, spoken word affair” than his previous albums a spokesperson said.
According to Billboard.com, ‘Hypocrites’ features Chuck D rapping over a loop sampled from the Al Green documentary ‘The Gospel According To Al Green’.
The documentary shows Green, who became a Pentecostal preacher in 1977, in concert and performing a musical sermon.
The Last Poets’ Umar Bin Hassan, also makes an appearance, guesting on the track ‘European In Me’.
Griff is planning a spoken-word tour titled ‘Sounds Of Truth’ in the autumn to support the album.
In other news Public Enemy – who are currently giving fans the chance to revamp and remix tracks from their back catalogue and upload them on their official site www.publicenemy.com – are to record a new album in the autumn, which will be released and promoted through Chuck D’s online label www.slamjamz.com. Anyone whose submitted remix track is included will receive a credit on the album.