Essay on Analysis Of ' Fuck Tha ' Police '

2166 Words Dec 19th, 2016 9 Pages
One of the most notorious and unapologetic groups in n rap of the 1980s, N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitude), helped to redefine rap as something that could be intelligent, transformative, and socially aware. You can hear the influences of satire, funk, and realism in their lyrics as well as the impact of artists like Public Enemy, Prince, and RUN DMC. One of their most iconic songs, ‘Fuck Tha’ Police’ was listed on Rolling Stone 's: Greatest Songs of All Time, but it goes much deeper than that. I would argue that ‘Fuck Tha’ Police’ was one of the most politically essential songs of the 1980s and one of few songs to have stood the test of time, demonstrating its relevance nearly 30 years later. It helped to shape the direction in which rap of the time was headed, and had an important role in narrating the plight of African-Americans dealing with police brutality and general discrimination against rap as a genre. This track is crucial to music history and to American history as whole. While each individual in N.W.A was independently accomplished, it was their teamwork that led them to become the iconic super group that they are recognized as today. The idea of a Gangster Rap group to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame is a remarkable feat in itself. This group channeled the talents of Easy-E (Eric Wright), Ice Cube (O 'Shea Jackson Sr.), Dr. Dre (Andre Young), MC Ren (Lorenzo Patterson), DJ Yella (Antoine Carraby), and the inconsistent but valued contributions of…

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