Public Enemy have recorded a version of Buffalo Springfield’s hit ‘For What It’s Worth’ for their soundtrack to Spike Lee’s new film He Got Game. The soundtrack is released on April 28 through Mercury Records.
The re-worked version, which is called ‘He Got Game’, features the guitar playing and vocals of Stephen Stills, who wrote the song for Buffalo Springfield in 1967, according to US website Sonicnet. Stills was later a member of country rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
The soundtrack, the first Public Enemy album since 1994’s ‘Muse Sick-N-Hour Message’, has re-united Chuck D the original line-up of the band: Flava Flav, DJ Terminator X and Professor Griff. It also boasts original production crew The Bomb Squad – Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee and Eric ‘Vietnam’ Sadler.
There are also guest raps from KRS-One and Wu-Tang Clan’s Masta Killa.
Chuck D said in a press conference with Spike Lee In New York on Monday that the band had re-united for the soundtrack, citing it as a “special project”. Public Enemy’s ‘Fight The Power’ was widely used in Spike Lee’s breakthrough 1989 film Do The Right Thing.