Fight the Power: falsely calls Elvis a racist!
The theme song Fight the Power by Public Enemy has the lyric:
"Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant *beep* to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother *beep* him and John Wayne"
However Elvis not only wasn't a racist; he brought African American music to popular culture more than any other artist in history! Racism is the opposite of who he was. This link sets the record straight:
On the other hand a much stronger case could be made for John Wayne being racist, which is not contradictory to his persona. But anyway Do the Right Thing is a classic film with a race theme at it's core, but also a great picture of 1980s Brooklyn. And gotta love the 20 battery radio!
For who would bear the whips and scorns of Hollywood... (;-p)