Fight The Power: Chuck D On 2016 Oscars, Issues Challenge To Hip-Hop

(AllHipHop News) According to Lord Acton, “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Several prominent celebrities have taken issue with the lack of ethnic diversity that was nominated at this year’s Oscar awards. Hosted by the astute, Chirs Rock, the comedian’s opening monologue included the powerful lyricism of Public Enemy’s classic track, “Fight The Power.”

Chuck D’s cathartic pen wrote most of the classic track’s lyrics. While using his official Twitter, the social advocate appealed to the masses to champion the arts as much as athletics. Emphatic in in eloquence, the PE front man challenged people to reinforce their words with resounding action.

“The song FightThe Power is beyond me & the crew. The point of the song is a call to making change eventually not just applauding the thought,” he wrote. The legendary lyricist continued to provoke thought.

“Oscars are like a TRADE show,” he tweeted. “If you ain’t in that business why should you care? It’s like winter baseball meetings, how many care about that.”

The song FightThe Power is beyond me & the crew.The point of the song is a call to making change eventually not just applauding the thought

— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) February 29, 2016

Art speaking. Fight The Power. Make change.Demand respect. Do your own awards RIGHT & give indie artists & actors a chance to make a LIVING

— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) February 29, 2016

Again I mention the support of HipHop depends on IT being a Academy of its own. Where are the so called moguls? USC got 30m while HHHOF cant

— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) February 29, 2016

Well pay attention to what artists do now & could be the future. Fight The Power & DoTheRightThing zero in 1990 DrivingMissDaisy & GLORY won

— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) February 29, 2016

Regarding the ARTS I MEAN what I say. NO HYPE-Addresses Oscars Using Public Enemy's 'Fight the Power' | Billboard https://t.co/8U9AbpYJ72

— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) February 29, 2016

Our records NEVER were played supported on RADIO TO BLACKS like RAPsongs past 20yrs.SO we play stadium arenas & heard on sports & big events

— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) February 29, 2016

Shout out to @chrisrock – incorporating @IAmKRSOne & ODB into The Oscars + Fight The Power. @MrChuckD @TheAcademy pic.twitter.com/URx462IQkA

— HipHopGods (@hiphopgods) February 29, 2016