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Zack de la Rocha

De la Rocha performing with Rage Against the Machine in Indio, California on April 29, 2007
Background information
Birth name Zacharias Manuel de la Rocha
Born (1970-01-12) January 12, 1970 (age 46)
Long Beach, California
Genres

Rap metal
alternative metal
funk metal
protest music
hardcore punk
political hip hop

Occupation(s)

Musician
rapper
singer
songwriter
poet
activist

Instruments

Vocals
guitar
drums
keyboards
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Years active 1988–present
Labels

Epic
Revelation
ANTI-

Associated acts

Hardstance
Inside Out
Rage Against the Machine
Farside
One Day as a Lion
Run the Jewels
No For An Answer

One of the great things about young people is that they do question, that they do care deeply about justice, and they they have open minds.
Zack de la Rocha
Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona legislature have created an environment in Arizona where performing is no longer a neutral act. They have created an environment where they can convert the normal commercial interaction between artists and their fans into the means to apply this racist law.
Zack de la Rocha
I'm in this band to give volume to various struggles throughout the world. To me, the tension in this band is a minimal sacrifice.
Zack de la Rocha
I think every revolutionary act is an act of love. Every song that I've written, it is because of my desire to use music as a way to empower and re-humanize people who are living in a dehumanizing setting. The song is in order to better the human condition.
Zack de la Rocha
There are many Sheriff Arpaios. People who have taken to local city, county, and state governments across the county the idea that immigrants are the problem. That immigrants are to blame.
Zack de la Rocha
Your anger is a gift.