Spike Lee and the reunited Public Enemy have teamed up once again for a new video and soundtrack. The director and rap group last collaborated on a video for "Fight the Power," a song prominently featured in Lee's 1989 drama "Do The Right Thing."
Lee has tapped Public Enemy to work up the score for his new film, "He Got Game," a basketball drama starring Denzel Washington, and Lee and PE were in New York City this week to shoot an accompanying video for the title track.
"Spike Lee wanted to do something different with the movie soundtrack," Chuck D told MTV News during a break on the video's set. "He kind of got tired with the way soundtracks were treated for movies, especially urban flicks, with various artists, and sometimes the artists doing a song that doesn't even mean anything to the movie and 10 years later he said, why not try something different?"
The soundtrack for "He Got Game" is out April 21, and will be followed the next week by the new PE album, "Resurrection,"
which features the original lineup of Chuck D, Flava Flav, Terminator X and even the long-lost Professor Griff. Lee's film hits screens May 1.