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July 1st, 2013

Free Single and Remix Contest Through BitTorrent

Public Enemy is once again challenging the traditional conduits through which we acquire and collect our music. In collaboration with BitTorrent, the group is creating opportunities for fans, DJs, and ambitious types, to generate new versions of PE music. Along with the free single download– Get Up Stand Up, participants are invited to submit remixes, and vie for several different prize packages.

There are many bands that might shy away from offering up free music. This, from Gary “G-Wiz” Rinaldo (Chuck D’s manager and music producer): “For many established people in the music business, there’s a fear that comes along with it. We don’t have that fear. The ability to freely share an archive and have flexibility on how it can be used is an extremely powerful tool when it comes to making music and media available”.

A group with the legacy and reputation of Public Enemy, continues to inspire. They innovate and seek out unconventional avenues for distributing their art. This time around, they are asking you to do the same.

Here’s the link for the download and the remix contest: http://bundles.bittorrent.com/public-enemy/

Get Up Stand Up – Public Enemy feat. Brother Ali

This song don't give a damn
If the rhymes don't fit
Beat don't bounce
If the dj quit
This song
Don't give a damn
If you can't sing to dance to it
Can't romance to it
This song ain't arrogant
If you don't try it
Buy it
If your radio deny it
Don't care bout what who got
What's cool on tv
Or what spots hot I forgot
I ain't mad at evolution
But I stand for revolution
Enough is enough
Somebody stand up
Get up, stand up,
Get up, stand up
This track aint asking you a damn thing
Not the brand name bottle with your champagne
Not where you land your private airplane
How many blood diamonds shining in that chain?
How much compromise is tied to that fame?
How many more times we gotta hear that lame
Line I'm inspiring them
To do what?
Roll better weed and get higher than them?
Feed the needy greedy ass fire in them?
Be the same damn dog but to finer women?
They gonna tell me that I'm preaching to the choir than I'm
Sure they right but I'm trying to light a fire in them
Cause I was raised by the enemy
And ever since then that's been my identity
So I'm trying to give back what's was given me
Truth told delivery is my tendency
Youth fold to the spirit of my energy
Bottom of my feet is something that you'll never see
That's cause I'm standing singing the anthem
Fist on my hand, and a list of demands and
When they hear this might piss in their pants and
Try to get the children to not listen to the man
But the mighty pe is what birthed ali
So what you gonna think come after me?
Chuck d
Get up, stand up
Occupy if you denied
Protest songs cause I see wrong
Most of my heroes still don't appear on no stamp
So I rant even when they say I can't

I rise against
Rage against
Hope I don't end up being the same thing I'm fighting against
I wince never on the fence
Since they think the masses powerless
Ain't on no power list
I ball my fist w my audience
Like this
Get up, stand up,
Get up, stand up
Got so much to shout about
What the 1% is gettin out
Recession depression desperation due
Never have so many been screwed by so few
Cheapest price is to pay attention
No need to dumb down to what I mention
No need to young down how I mention
In spanish portuguese english french and
No satisfaction
Listen to the world reaction
Americas still black and white
Like an old tv set
What we gonna do about it?
Laugh sit back forget & quit?
I get racial
Just talkin about the ratio
People are no longer patient
Now the brown they don't want around
That's why sammy got that facial
My wife says it's spacial
Politics that stick way beyond baseball
I think it's self hateful
Anti immigration
Get up, stand up
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