“RADIO RAH: THE BOOMBOX”
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Radio Raheem (Bill Nunn) lives for nothing else but to blast Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” on his boombox wherever he goes. He wears “love” and “hate” four-fingered rings (brass knuckles) on either hand, which he explains in one scene symbolize the struggle between the two forces (a reference to The Night of the Hunter).
Boombox is a colloquial expression for a portable cassette or CD player. Other terms known are ghetto blaster, jambox, wogbox, Brixton briefcase or radio-cassette. It is a device capable of receiving radio stations and playing recorded music (usually cassettes or CDs), usually at relatively high volume. Many models are also capable of recording (onto cassette) from radio and (sometimes) other sources. Designed for portability, most boomboxes can be powered by batteries, as well as by line current.
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