Renegades of Funk


Renegades of Funk

Infobox Single
Name = Renegades of Funk


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Artist = Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force
Album =
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B-side =
Released = 1984
Format =
Recorded =
Genre = Electro/Hip hop
Length =
Label = Tommy Boy
Writer =
Producer = Arthur Baker
John Robie
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"Renegades of Funk" is a song written and recorded by Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force. Released in 1984 as a single on the Tommy Boy label, it was also included on the 1986 album "". The song is an eclectic fusion of electronic music and heavy percussion, with politically fused rap lyrics that draw a connection between past revolutionaries and bohemians to present day street artists. It was produced and mixed by Arthur Baker and John Robie.

"Renegades of Funk" was used by the Toronto Raptors as their entrance song during home games in 2006. It is also featured as a track on the radio in "" and "Jet Grind Radio".

Rage Against the Machine cover

Infobox Single | Name = Renegades of Funk


Artist = Rage Against the Machine
from Album = Renegades
Released = 2000
Format = CD, 7", 12"
Genre = Alternative rock, rap rock
Length = 4 min 35 s
Producer = artist
Rick Rubin
Last single = "The Ghost of Tom Joad"
(2001)
This single = "Renegades of Funk"
(2002)
Next single = "How I Could Just Kill a Man"
(2002)|

In 2000, Rage Against the Machine recorded the song for their cover album "Renegades". They played it live for the first time at their reunion show at Coachella 2007. The music video produced by Steven Murashige was a montage of film stocked footage clips, as the band had broken up when the video was released. The montage consists mostly of rap, funk and hip-hop music and events of the Civil Rights movements, intersperced with live footage of the Los Angeles Phantom Street Artist Joey Krebs spray painting his infamous Outline Silhouettes of Figures mixed with media stills of individuals the song implies are renegades:
* Chief Sitting Bull: leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux.
* Thomas Paine: writer.
* Martin Luther King: activist.
* Malcolm X: national spokesman for the Nation of Islam.
* Muhammad Ali: boxer.
* Paul Robeson: singer.
* Richard Pryor: comedian.
* Gil Scott-Heron: poet and musician.
* The Last Poets: group of poets and musicians with sympathies to the civil rights movement.
* James Brown: gospel and rhythm and blues artist
* Curtis Mayfield: soul, funk and rhythm and blues artist
* Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: funk band
* Sly and the Family Stone: funk band
* George Clinton: funk artist.
* Parliament Funkadelic: Funk music collective
* DJ Kool Herc: Hip-hop pioneer.
* Grandmaster Flash: Hip-hop artist, DJ.
* Afrika Bambaataa: DJ, Bronx community leader.
* Kurtis Blow: hip-hop artist, DJ.
* Nat Turner: leader of the Southampton county slave rebellion.
* Huey Newton: co-founder of the Black Panther Party.
* Mumia Abu-Jamal: former Black Panther Party activist
* Leonard Peltier: member of the American Indian Movement.
* Ernesto "Che" Guevara: guerilla leader.
* Stokeley Carmichael: leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
* Marcus Garvey: founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League.
* Angela Davis: Black Panther.
* Rigoberta Menchu: human rights activist and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
* Cesar Chavez: co-founder of the United Farm Workers.
* Susan B Anthony: co-founder of the National Woman's Suffrage Association.
* Rosa Parks: civil rights activist.
* Whodini: hip-hop group
* Run-DMC: hip-hop group
* LL Cool J: hip-hop artist
* KDAY: hip-hop radio station
* Ice T: rapper
* Roxanne Shante: hip-hop artist
* UTFO: rap group
* Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Peter Norman: 1968 Summer Olympics athletes
* Boogie Down Productions: hip-hop group
* Beastie Boys: hip-hop group
* Salt 'n' Pepa: rhythm and blues and hip-hop group
* Eric B. and Rakim: hip-hop duo
* MC Lyte: hip-hop artist
* Slick Rick: rapper
* Big Daddy Kane: rapper
* EPMD: hip-hop group
* Public Enemy: hip-hop group
* De la Soul: hip-hop group
* Queen Latifah: rapper
* Tone Lōc: hip-hop artist
* NWA: gangsta rap group

Weird Al Yankovic cover

Part of the song was featured in "Weird Al" Yankovic's song "Angry White Boy Polka" on his album "Poodle Hat".

Tracklist

#"Renegades of Funk [Radio edit] "
#"Renegades of Funk [Album Version] "


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