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Chuck D and DJ Spooky ‘By The Time I Get To Arizona’ Updated
May 5, 2010, 9:49 pm
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Listen to the updated ‘By The Time I Get To Arizona’ – here.

Chuck D and DJ Spooky recently teamed up to do an update of the Public Enemy standard ‘By The Time I Get To Arizona’. The timing for this release couldn’t be more relevant, considering the controversy surrounding Arizona’s new law regarding immigration. Here’s what DJ Spooky had to say about the track:

“In the wake of Republican Governor Jan Brewer’s anti-immigrant law,
me and Chuck D were rappin’ and we decided to put together an update
of his classic track “By The Time I get To Arizona.” Anyone who knows
about hip hop from the early 90’s remembers John Mccain’s
unwillingness to endorse creating a local version of Martin Luther
King’s birthday. The update here is a 21st century look in the rear
view mirror. The cliché that “those who don’t learn from the past are
doomed to repeat it” still holds sway in our hyper amnesiac culture.
I remixed D.W. Griffith’s infamous film “Birth of a Nation” with a
bit of Public Enemy in mind, and later on, they named an e.p. with
the same name as my project. Me and Chuck D have done several
projects in the past around progressive, non knucklehead hip hop”


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I am just lovin’ the re-mix!!! I’m in AZ now, and really appreciate the effort to put attention to how bad the situation is! Love you guys, havn’t seen you since the ’90s in Hawaii, but still chillin’ the groovs!

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