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Posted Dec 19th, 2011 (9:26 am) by Lily Palmer
B. Dolan - Film the Police

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Twenty-three years after the release of N.W.A.'s controversial track "Fuck Tha Police," their message is still loud and clear thanks to a revival by B. Dolan and his Strange Famous Records crew.

Born in Hanton City, RI, Bernard Dolan moved to New York City to pursue his hip-hop dreams in 1999. He began his career as a slam poet, ultimately evolving into the hard-hitting, socially aware hip-hop artist, B. Dolan, that we know today. His latest single, "Film the Police," is produced by Buddy Peace (past collaborations include House of Bees Mixtape, vol. I), and features Toki Wright, Jasiri X, and Strange Famous Records CEO Sage Francis. Lyrically, this song is on par with B. Dolan's best work. Each artist calls for the victims of social injustice to take advantage of the media and technology at their disposal and "reach for the celly if you wanna shoot a cop." They seamlessly weave the current state of the occupy movements into the lyrical fabric of race and class struggle that N.W.A. presented in 1988.

The message of this song is powerful and relevant today, but it's "2011, time to change our method," and with socially conscious songs like this we just might be able to start.

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