Prophets of Rage, a rap/rock supergroup comprising members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill, has come to an end. The news of the group's split comes in the wake of confirmation that Rage Against The Machine will reunite and headline Coachella 2020.
The band formed in 2016 when Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk teamed up with Cypress Hill MC B Real and Public Enemy's Chuck D and DJ Lord. They released an EP that year in the run up to the election and hit the road with the Make America Rage Again tour. A self-titled debut album followed in 2017.
The group alerted fans to news of their split over the weekend. Writing on Twitter, Chuck D said the band had been “about doing something greater than self” and theirs was an "honorable truth mission in the hours of chaos from the jump."
It was about doing something greater than self. 2020 keeping ZDLR spot warm for @RATM & powering a 👊🏿statement for 1000 days was a honorable truth mission in the hours of chaos from the jump... And so the bands rock on.... Let’s go @cypresshill @PublicEnemyFTP @prophetsofrage pic.twitter.com/sFqvwTxfhv— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 2, 2019
“It’s been an honor to rock stages and people of all ages with these guys,” B-Real said in an Instagram post. “It’s been a great time and great memories in a short time. Rocking along side of Chuck and Tom has been amazing to say the least."
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I want to say thank you to the fans that supported @prophetsofrage for the time we've been rocking together. It's been an honor to rock stages and people of all ages with these guys. It's been a great time and great memories in a short time. Rockin along side of Chuck and Tom has been amazing to say the least. It was fun while it lasted and I hope we left a big impression and that the music has been a source of inspiration for those that needed it. That was the purpose we got together. So I say to y'all stay informed, stay engaged and fight the good fight. ✌🏽️🤟🏼
Prophets of Rage released new music this summer when they dropped the single "Made With Hate."
In addition to Coachella, RATM are also scheduled to perform in The dates include shows in El Paso, Las Cruces, and Phoenix next year. The band's last live show came in 2011.