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- Posted on Jun 23rd 2010 5:19AM by Matt Glazebrook
The rap legend first took aim at the Grand Canyon state on his group's fourth album 'Apocalypse 91v ... The Enemy Strikes Black,' with a track titled 'By the Time I Get to Arizona' which slammed its refusal to recognise the US national holiday in honour of murdered civil rights hero Martin Luther King.
Now the new law requiring police to stop and demand papers from anyone they suspect of being an undocumented immigrant has inspired a follow up of sorts.
"The governor is a Hitler," Chuck D insisted to Billboard.com. "Things do change from time to time but it goes right back into just proving that it wants to be something else. 'Tear Down That Wall' is something that has its own life. It's not that you're doing anything to be opportunistic. I talked about the wall not only just dividing the US and Mexico but the states of California, New Mexico and Texas. But Arizona, it's like, come on. Now they're going to enforce a law that talks about basically racial profiling."
'Tear Down That Wall' is available now as a single and will appear on a future Chuck D solo effort. Meanwhile, Public Enemy have two projects in the pipeline. The first is a late-period retrospective CD/DVD set 'Bring The Noise: Hits, Vids and Docs 3,' due out later this summer, and the second is the group's 11th studio album, slated for release next year and part-funded by fan contributions.