On Thursday (January 12), during ABC’s two-hour special in honor of African American Appreciation Month, Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America, Public Enemy mastermind Chuck D took the stage and delivered an acapella style version of Public Enemy’s classic 1990 Fear Of A Black Planet track, “Fight The Power.” As President Barack Obama looked on from the massive crowd, the politically-motivated MC killed his performance, reminding us why he’s one of the best to ever do it. Watch the clip above and revisit the lyrics below.

Fight the Power
― Public Enemy – Fight the Power