DJ Rhude & 2520NYC.com – Flagrant Cops

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This is an important mixtape. I don’t know how many people its going to take to get murdered before there’s change. It also takes a DJ Rhude to make this type of mixtape work.

These track highlights aren’t on some “who made the best Sean Bell tribute song”. That’s not what it’s about. What it is about is the lyrics and the impact those lyrics should have on the hip hop world. “The KKK don’t wear white sheets no more they wear blue shirts”…that’s Grafh on “Not Guilty”. Perception is reality these days man and that’s how cats percieve the cops. How will they change that perception? “It’s a cold world thats why when they see us they yell freeze”…that’s Joel Ortiz on “50 Shots”. I like that Joel offered up some sort of solutions in his rhyme too. “Blue suit, black heart, white face / red lights, black gun, no case”…thats Termanology on “Blue Devils”. You hear the patterns? I do. On the real Esso broke down the whole Sean Bell shooting senario of that night to perfection. He let everyone know that it could have been anyone listening in that scenario…not just Sean Bell. Papoose puts it in perspective on “Change Gon Come”…”hope the change get here before the revolution come.” As for the classics it’s all about “Fuck That Police” and I quote…”Fuck that shit, cuz I ain’t tha one / For a punk muthafucka with a badge and a gun / To be beatin on, and throwin in jail / We could go toe to toe in the middle of a cell.”

If it’s one DJ who is sincere in his plight and who has the credibility for this mixtape it is DJ Rhude. I don’t know the type of impact this project will have but at least cats are trying and it’s a hell of a lot better than saying “that’s fucked up what happened to Sean Bell” and just keeping it moving. Thanks for standing on your own two Rhude and doing what you do.