F * Ck Tha Police Research Paper

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For centuries, back in the beginning of time, music has been a representation of the emotions of the people. The hardships and upbringings but also the victories and future accomplishments. Most popular music is for the enjoyment of those that buy the music; Even though this occurs there are some artists who create music that represents what they have experienced and portrays a message that is not necessarily wanted but they feel is necessary to present to the masses. N.W.A. happened to be an example of this type of artist(s). N.W.A. is a hardcore rap group who originated from Compton, California. Rap members include: Eazy E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Yella, and MC Ren. N.W.A gained publicity and recognition for their authenticity in songs like Boyz-N-The Hood, Express Yourself, and lastly F*ck Tha Police. The lyrics and video to F*ck…show more content…
This album sold more than 3 million copies with “F*ck Tha Police” reaching the top of the charts and even being titled as one of the greatest songs of all time. F*ck Tha Police was a song that was needed given the societal climate of that time. During the 1980’s there was a great deal of tension between African Americans and the Police enforcers. Although racism is still an issue today, during this decade there was a great deal of tension between blacks who lived in impoverished neighborhoods and the cops. These neighborhoods harbored poverty, violence, gang activity, and unemployment. Most of this tension was racially provoked and minorities were seen as either dangerous or to be up to no good. Even if this was not the case, the color of their skin led to these beliefs. Police brutality came as a response to the visual images of black individuals, and created hostility in these neighborhoods. With this song, and multiple other, N.W.A chooses to protest these conditions and uses their music to explain to their fans how they will fight against this
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