Music Park: Prophets of Rage @ 9:30 Club — 9/14/17

Prophets of Rage @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 09/14/2017
Prophets of Rage perform at 9:30 Club on Sept. 14, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Eleven minutes and thirty-eight seconds.

That’s how long it took before a member of the rap rock supergroup Prophets of Rage mentioned the President, first numerically (“45” — not four-five, which would be South African slang for male genitalia according to Johannesburg-born comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah), and then by last name and the acronym POTUS. Rap legend Chuck D muttered the surname and it was clear that the call to action against and the critiques of the current White House occupant weren’t going to end there.

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