Top right to left: Dr. Dre, Dj Yella, Ice Cube, Eazy E, MC Ren
As I mentioned in the previous post, police harassment was at peak in the hood and a major source of inspiration for songs dissing the police.
There are many songs that target the police, like KRS’s “Sound of the Police,” Geto Boys’ “G Code,” and Big L’s (Rest In Peace as MC Guru would say), “The Enemy,” but none of these songs is as brutal and hostile lyrically towards the 5-0 as “Fuck The Police” is. Click here for the lyrics. Continue reading
Whoop whoop, that’s the sound of the police. Whoop, whoop, that’s the sound of the beast. The decade when hip hop meant something, in 1993 the one and only KRS One, the person who along with MC Shan first started rap battles and dissing. The person who destroyed careers, MC Shan’s in particular (check the story here) had the wonderful inspiration of recording this masterpiece.
It is one of those songs that best describe NYPD’s attitude towards the black youth not only through the genius verses it contains but through the beat which is in full synergy with the lyrics. Find the lyrics here. Continue reading