Prophets of Rage — the supergroup featuring members of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy — just released their self-titled debut LP. Today, they've shared a provocative visual for its roiling highlight "Hail to the Chief." The clip, which was directed by David C. Snyder in conjunction with HWIC Filmworks, takes the form of a dynamic collage, assembled from faces and scenes both old and new: Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, the Ku Klux Klan, Hillary Clinton, Black Lives Matter, the United States Constitution, Michelangelo's "David," and more. Despite its wealth of anti-Trump imagery (POTUS giving a Nazi salute in uniform; black men being hanged outside the White House, which bears the Trump Tower name) the video, interestingly, saves most of the shade for Vice President Mike Pence.
"Hail to the Chief" is the third song off Prophets of Rage to get a music video. Tom Morello, Chuck D, B. Real and Co. previously released visuals for "Radical Eyes" and "Unfuck the World," the latter of which was directed by Michael Moore.
Morello discussed the link between Trump's America and Prophets of Rage's music in a recent interview with Revolver. "Bad presidents make for great music — that's inarguable," he said, "but I wouldn't limit it to Prophets of Rage. My hope is that this Trump/Pence regime brings into existence a movement that not only dethrones it, but a movement that helps create a more just and decent country."