Year: 2000
Album: Renegades

Rage’s 2000 album Renegades was comprised entirely of covers, including brilliantly re-worked versions of early electrofunk groundbreaker “Renegades of Funk” by pioneers Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force, “Microphone Fiend” by Eric B & Rakim, and EPMD’s “I’m Housin’.” Not lost among them was their more straightforward adaptation of their East L.A. homies’ breakthrough, which appears as a studio version on Renegades sans the Phuncky Feel Ones, featuring some freaky turntable-replicating axework by Morello. Later versions of Renegades include a live version recorded at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in their hometown with B-Real & Sen rocking their original vocals.