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Album: RenegadesReleased: 2000
This is a tribute to various revolutionary American leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.
Pioneering rap group Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force wrote this song and were the first to record it. They released it as a single in 1984.
This was the first single from Renegades, which also contains covers of songs by The Stooges, The Rolling Stones, MC5, and Devo.
This was released on election day: November 7, 2000.
The radio version is shorter than the CD version, running 3:46 vs. 4:35.