Big Boi, RZA, Vic Mensa & Others Will Be Featured on Tom Morello's New Solo Album

Tom Morello is coming out with a new solo album. The former member Audioslave and Rage Against The Machine is releasing his next LP in October. The project entitled The Atlas Underground is set to carry on Morello’s musical intensity and purpose. His work is meant to be politically charged as he hopes to enliven people’s passion for the well-being their societies. 

The features include some old heads and some new as well, making for a wide range contributive styles. The first previews the album have dropped recently. Vic Mensa appears on “We Don’t Need You” and the dudes from Knife Party lay they dubstep skills on “Battle Sirens.” Big Boi and Killer Mike made the tracklist and RZA will join the party With GZA too. 

01 Battle Sirens ft. Knife Party]
02 Rabbit’s Revenge ft. Bassnectar, Big Boi, and Killer Mike]
03 Every Step That I Take ft. Portugal. The Man and Whethan]
04 We Don’t Need You ft. Vic Mensa]
05 Find Another Way ft. Marcus Mumford]
06 How Long ft. Steve Aoki and Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath]
07 Lucky One ft. K.Flay]
08 One Nation ft. Pretty Lights]
09 Vigilante Nocturno ft. Carl Restivo]
10 Where It’s At Ain’t What It Is ft. Gary Clark Jr. and Nico Stadi]
11 Roadrunner ft. Leikeli47]
12 Lead Poisoning ft. GZA, RZA, and Herobust]

If all these collaborations don’t get people pumped to get politically engaged, then what will?

Watch Vic Mensa & Common's Performance At MarchForOurLives In DC

Common and Vic Mensa were part a Chicago contingent that showed up for the Washington, DC MarchForOurLives rally, central to the movement. They set f on foot with Kanye, Kim and even 4 year old North West, blending in with the crowd hundreds thousands.

Vic Mensa took the stage as part the rally’s scheduled programming. Vic performed the politically-charged “Now We Could Be Free,” fering a foreword before launched himself into ‘stage euphoria.’

“This song is dedicated to Stephon Clark, Decynthia Clements and all the unarmed Black men and women killed by police weapons, Until all us are free, none us will be free.”

Common coupled with singer Andra Day for performance their duet “Stand Up for Something,” shortly thereafter. The song featured on the Marshall soundtrack accounts for the pairs first Academy Award Nomination in the category Best Original Song. Before his set, Common adamantly praised the focus on youth in this “revolutionary charge.” Common has long recognized issues plaguing communities color. His resolve is tested like everyone else’s, and yet he remains hopeful that a flexible change in political activism is within the realm possibility.