Public Enemy releases a new song on BitTorrent, along with remixable tracks


The latest release from Chuck D and Public Enemy is the Public Enemy BitTorrent Bundle, where you trade your email address for access to a torrent of "Get Up Stand Up," featuring Brother Ali, as well as "the song's music video, outtakes, and 37 multitracks." Public Enemy wants you to remix the track and upload and share your own mixes, too, and will reward the best remixes with a variety of prizes ranging from an official PE release and studio equipment to an editorial feature on BitTorrent and some PE swag.

Yo! Bum rush the torrent, with a boost from Public Enemy (via Engadget)

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  1. (Apparently) official link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cogepHX5uTU

  2. Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right. Get Up, Stand Up, don’t give up the fight Preacher man don’t tell me heaven is under the earth I know you don’t know what life is really worth Is not all that glitters in gold and Half the story has never been told So now you see the light, aay Stand up for your right. Come on Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right Get Up, Stand Up, don’t give up the fight. Most people think great God will come from the sky Take away ev’rything, and make ev’rybody feel high But if you know what life is worth You would look for yours on earth And now you see the light You stand up for your right, yeah! Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right Get Up, Stand Up, don’t give up the fight Get Up, Stand Up. Life is your right So we can’t give up the fight Stand up for your right, Lord, Lord Get Up, Stand Up. Keep on struggling on Don’t give up the fight We’re sick and tired of your ism and skism game Die and go to heaven in Jesus’ name, Lord We know when we understand Almighty God is a living man You can fool some people sometimes But you can’t fool all the people all the time So now we see the light We gonna stand up for our right So you’d better get up, stand up, stand up for your right Get Up, Stand Up, don’t give up the fight Get Up, Stand Up, stand up for your right Get Up, Stand Up, don’t give up the fight. 

    Bob Marley

  3. I can understand them wanting an e-mail address to sign me up for the newsletter, but are they insisting that I install the official BitTorrent software to be able to download the files?  My preferred tool (which is not BitTorrent) appears to connect to the torrent, but never connects to or sees any peers.  The linked article mentions monetization and paywall features associated with BitTorrent; have they also locked down this torrent to only acknowledge the official software?

    I’m curious because, after hearing the song in the video linked from a previous comment, I’d consider trying my hand at remixing the song — not for money/prizes or fame, but for love of music — but the torrent behind the first link, to download just the base song (which requires no e-mail) doesn’t seem to work with my preferred tool, so I’m reluctant to enter an e-mail to try the second.  Has anyone had any luck accessing this?

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