Originally published 5.6.10
For those wondering if Hip-Hop artists in Arizona would speak out against the state’s immigration laws, you got your answer.
The hip-hop community in Arizona came together to remake Public Enemyâ€™s song, â€œBy the Time I Get to Arizona.â€
The hip-hop community in Arizona came together in a â€œNot In My Backyardâ€ approach to protest the state’s new immigration law by remaking Public Enemyâ€™s song, â€œBy the Time I Get to Arizona.â€ A music video is soon to follow.
Hip-hop artists Queen YoNasDa, DJ John Blaze, Tajji Sharp, Yung Face, Mr. Miranda, Ocean, Da’aron Anthony, Atllas, Chino D, Nyhtee, Pennywise, Rich Rico, and Da Beast express multi-cultural perspectives on a law they collectively consider to be racial profiling.
According to Queen YoNasDa, hip-hop artist who spearheaded the national movement â€œHip Hop 4 Haiti,â€ the song was the best way for the hip-hop community to take a stand against the immigration law. Queen YoNasDa is Native-African American and opposes racial profiling.
Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Web707z2oB0
For all of the Hip-Hop newbies, here is the original music video by Public Enemy performing By The Time I Get To Arizona: