"Down Rodeo" was a promotional single by American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine sent out to various American radio stations. The song was to be the third single taken from their Evil Empire album, although a domestic single and video was never released. This was most likely because of Rage's extensive touring during this period.
The lyrics appear to deal with the social inequality between the rich and poor of America, and class war. The verse states "So now I'm rollin' down Rodeo with a shotgun, These people ain't seen a brown skin man, Since their grandparents bought one". These lines, and also the title, are a direct reference to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, one of the wealthiest shopping districts in the world. The line "Fuck the G-rides, I want the machines that are making them" is a reference to workers' self-management. There is also a reference to Black Panther activist Fred Hampton.
Down Rodeo made its live debut at a secret show on April 19, 1996, at the Dragonfly in Los Angeles, CA.