Fight The Power (Full Version) - Public EnemyFight the Power From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Fight the Power" is a 1989 song by hip hop group Public Enemy. First released on the soundtrack for the film Do the Right Thing (Rosie Perez dances to the song over the opening credits), an edited version was released in 1990 on Public Enemy's third album, Fear of a Black Planet. The song has largely served as the political statement of purpose for the group, and is their biggest single. "Fight the Power" was recently ranked #1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop, further demonstrating the impact of the song.[1] The single reached #1 on Hot Rap Singles and #20 on the Hot R&B Singles. Another version is featured in the Chuck D Presents: Louder than a Bomb compilation, featuring a saxophone solo by Branford Marsalis. Brian Hardgroove said, "Law enforcement is necessary. As a species we haven't evolved past needing that. Fight the Power is not about fighting authority—it's not that at all. It's about fighting abuse of power. Music videos Spike Lee produced and directed two music videos for this song. The first featured clips of various scenes from Do the Right Thing. In the second video, Lee used hundreds of extras to simulate a massive political rally in Brooklyn. The extras carry signs featuring Paul Robeson, Marcus Garvey, Chuck Berry and Martin Luther King, Jr. Tawana Brawley made a cameo appearance. Brawley gained national notoriety in 1987 when, at the age of 15, she accused several police officers and public officials from Wappingers Falls, New York of raping her. The charge was rejected in court, and she instead was sued for supposedly fabricating her story. Jermaine Dupri also made a cameo. Samples used The song's title and chorus were inspired by—or taken from—"Fight the Power (Part 1 & 2)," a 1975 protest funk song by The Isley Brothers. "Teddy's Jam" by Guy "Bird of Prey" by Uriah Heep "Hot Pants Road" by The J.B.'s (bassline) "Pump Me Up" by Trouble Funk (percussion, vocal: "Pu-pu-pump") "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson (heard before the 3rd chorus) "I Shot the Sherriff" by Bob Marley "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa (Vocal: "Yeah!") "I Know You Got Soul" by Bobby Byrd (Vocal: "I know you got soul") "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly & the Family Stone (Singing heard after the line "Bum rush the show") "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" by The Dramatics (guitars) "Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move)" by West St. Mob (Vocal: "Come on you got it") "Funky President" by James Brown (Heard after the line "People, people we are the same") The lyrics also include allusions to James Brown's "Funky Drummer" and "Say It Loud -- I'm Black and I'm Proud," as well as Bobby McFerrin's 1988 hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy." The opening quotation, "Yet our best trained, best educated, best equipped, best prepared troops refuse to fight! Matter of fact, it's safe to say that they would rather switch than fight!," was taken from Chicago attorney and civil rights activist, Thomas "TNT" Todd.
"APOLLO: Missions To The Moon" - 2019 - (Documentary)CHECK OUT THESE OTHER CHANNELS: CLASSIC COMEDY CLIPS: WSCVIDEOS: I SAW IT ON TV: I SAW IT AT THE MOVIES: FUNNY FILM FEATURES: PAST BLAST MUSIC (50s & 60s): PAST BLAST MUSIC (70s & Beyond): PAST BLAST MUSIC (Concerts & More): THE HISTORY OF ROCK: FUNNYFILMFEATURES: The Apollo program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which succeeded in landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972. First conceived during Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration as a three-person spacecraft to follow the one-person Project Mercury, which put the first Americans in space. Apollo was later dedicated to President John F. Kennedy's national goal of "landing a man on the Moon by the end of this decade and returning him safely to the Earth" in an address to Congress on May 25, 1961. It was the third US human spaceflight program to fly, preceded by the two-person Project Gemini conceived in 1961 to extend spaceflight capability in support of Apollo. Kennedy's goal was accomplished on the Apollo 11 mission when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their Apollo Lunar Module (LM) on July 20, 1969, and walked on the lunar surface, while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit in the command and service module (CSM), and all three landed safely on Earth on July 24. Five subsequent Apollo missions also landed astronauts on the Moon, the last, Apollo 17, in December 1972. In these six spaceflights, twelve men walked on the Moon. Apollo ran from 1961 to 1972, with the first crewed flight in 1968. It encountered a major setback in 1967 when an Apollo 1 cabin fire killed the entire crew during a prelaunch test. After the first successful landing, sufficient flight hardware remained for nine follow-on landings with a plan for extended lunar geological and astrophysical exploration. Budget cuts forced the cancellation of three of these. Five of the remaining six missions achieved successful landings, but the Apollo 13 landing was prevented by an oxygen tank explosion in transit to the Moon, which destroyed the service module's capability to provide electrical power, crippling the CSM's propulsion and life support systems. The crew returned to Earth safely by using the lunar module as a "lifeboat" for these functions. Apollo used Saturn family rockets as launch vehicles, which were also used for an Apollo Applications Program, which consisted of Skylab, a space station that supported three crewed missions in 1973–74, and the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project, a joint US-Soviet Union Earth-orbit mission in 1975. Apollo set several major human spaceflight milestones. It stands alone in sending crewed missions beyond low Earth orbit. Apollo 8 was the first crewed spacecraft to orbit another celestial body, and Apollo 11 was the first crewed spacecraft to land humans on one. Overall the Apollo program returned 842 pounds (382 kg) of lunar rocks and soil to Earth, greatly contributing to the understanding of the Moon's composition and geological history. The program laid the foundation for NASA's subsequent human spaceflight capability, and funded construction of its Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center. Apollo also spurred advances in many areas of technology incidental to rocketry and human spaceflight, including avionics, telecommunications, and computers.