Saturday, August 29, 2009

KRS-One - Sound of Da Police

You should know something about me: I cannot resist songs about how much the police suck. NWA's classic, of course, and also Public Enemy's 911 is a joke, but today let's focus on KRS-One, mostly because this week he announced that he's writing a hip-hop religion bible, as in a bible of the hip-hop religion, and we should remember that beyond being completely insane he's a really good rapper. The angle he takes in this song, one I really dig, is that modern day police "officers" are outgrowths of the plantation's "overseer." He has a pretty wild way of making this argument, but that is just the man KRS-One is, and I love him so much more for it. Enjoy.


Eric said...

I was going to write something long, but fuck it. Basically, KRS is a bad motherfucker, no matter how much nonsense he talks. At some point you just start to accept the hyperbole, inconsistencies, and fake accent, and appreciate his role in...everything.

And this a pretty great track, of course.

(holyfuck, the word verification on this is "liercist". score one for the universe.)

Oh God... It's Lou. said...
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Oh God... It's Lou. said...

It's always something different on Saturdays. In honour of the times, Benjy's word is cronus.

Sycophantman said...

Theme weeks are what we should strive for, I'd really dig on that.

Nice song, BTW.

(Dan) said...

Yeah Aaron Love's been 'whoop whooping' a lot this week. I blame Girl Talk.