"This song is a birthday song to myself," said Chuck. "...The dizzy whirl of society today has trained people into robots and consumers thinking that we celebrate younger age, not the rite of graceful passage into knowledge, wisdom and understanding."
The Public Enemy leader also stressed that he doesn't care if people request the song on radio, but bemoans the fact that "classic" white artists are given precedence on release schedules due their track records.
"I do not pine or sell myself, especially to an industry and society that considers black art, black history and black life a disposable, joke unless it can be cashed," he says. "I don't joke nor play with the legacy of the contributors that made it possible," said Chuck. Check out the birthday track after the jump.