'Swinging While I'm Singing': Spike Lee, Public Enemy and the Message in the Music

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Beyond the visual provocations, Lee has never missed an opportunity to link music to his message. His brilliance as a filmmaker and tastemaker is tied to his use of the Black musical archive. Nowhere was this more pronounced than the song that opens Do This Right ThingPublic Enemy’s “Fight the Power.”

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