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  • The track Countdown To Armageddon on It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy has a shout-out to this album.
  • "The 6th Sense" by Common, from the album "Like Water For Chocolate" states: The revolution will not be televised. The revolution is here.
  • Elvis Costello referenced it in his song Invasion Hit Parade from his album Mighty Like A Rose: "Incidentally the revolution will be televised/With one head for business and another for good looks/Until they started arriving with their rubber aprons and their butcher's hooks,"''
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  • Sarah Jones provided a shout-out in Your Revolution, attacking hatred of women in hiphop with the line: Your revolution will happen between these thighs.
  • KRS-One re-imagined the song in his number Revolution.
  • In "Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach" by Gorillaz from Plastic Beach guest singer Snoop Dogg raps: "The revolution will be televised".
  • Labelle covered the song in 1973.
  • Prince's band The New Power Generation released a 1998 song with the line One, two, the revolution will be colorized.
  • The official trailer for Black Panther (2018) mashes up the title track with Vincent Staple's "Bagbak".

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