It’s 2015; approximately 24 years since Rodney King was beaten by the LAPD; 16 years since Amadou Diallo caught an onslaught of NYPD gunfire and it is still damn near impossible for the country to place absolute faith in law enforcement. That’s not to mention the countless cases where the victim did not die, or were simply violated.
The immense success of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton has pushed the groundbreaking record “F*ck tha Police” back to the forefront of conversation but the tragic takeaway is a song created in 1988 still holds its full weight to this very day.
Police officers can moan and groan they want but until they actively get involved in their local communities instead of acting scary all the time, music will continue to reflect their surroundings.
Take a listen to several other Hip-Hop songs that slam police brutality down below. Again, their relevancy is disgraceful.
KRS-One – “30 Cops Or More” (1990)
The Blastmaster made “Sound of the Police” a crossover catchy tune but that didn’t mean it was his first anti-police anthem. Try this BDP gem on for size.
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