Shut 'Em Down

Album: Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)
Charted: 21

Songfacts®:

  • Chuck D of Public Enemy explained to Melody Maker in 1991: "'Shut 'Em Down' is about major corporations like Nike taking profits from the black community, but not giving anything back, never opening businesses in black areas. And it's saying that the best way to boycott a business is to start your own."

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