Arizona Rappers Unite To Protest Immigration Laws

A group of Arizona rappers have banded together to remake Public Enemy’s classic song “By the Time I Get to Arizona” to protest the state’s new tough, controversial immigration law.Rappers Queen YoNasDa (, DJ John Blaze, Tajji Sharp, Yung Face, Mr. Miranda, Ocean, Da'aron Anthony, Atllas, Chino D, Nyhtee, Pennywise, Rich Rico, and Da Beast are a multicultural group of rappers who are protesting the law, which the consider racial profiling. Queen YoNasDa, a Native-African American and Arizona hip-hop artist who spearheaded the national movement "Hip Hop 4 Haiti" fundraiser, noted that the song was a tool for the hip-hop community to take a stand against the immigration law. "I requested the help of Arizona's finest hip-hop artists to remake Public Enemy's `By the Time I get to Arizona' to show the world that Arizona's hip-hop community will not stand for this injustice and will unite our talent to demonstrate our activist roles and responsibility. All you need is one mic," says Queen YoNasDa referencing rapper, Nas's classic song. Below is the premiere of the video: