⬇️ TODAY IN HIP-HOP ⬇️ 1989: Members of N.W.A. are arrested for performing "F*ck Tha Police" on stage
songs like N.W.A’s “fuck tha police,” j. cole’s “be free,” and kendrick lamar’s “alright“ speak to the effect of over policing on Black people in america
Best known for its protest anthem “F*ck Tha Police,” #StraightOuttaCompton is the debut album by rap group N.W.A. Today, we honor the album’s legacy, as protesters around the world continue to use N.W.A.’s words as powerful slogans. 🎨: Melody Han You
Before protests against police brutality sprung up around the country, N.W.A.’s 1988 song “Fuck Tha Police” had averaged about 387 listens a day, according to one estimate. On June 1, it peaked at 5,653 listens.
Streams of some songs have skyrocketed amid #BlackLivesMatter protests and the need for #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd 🎵 "Alright" @kendricklamar 🎵 "This Is America" @donaldglover 🎵 "F*ck tha Police" N.W.A. More:
N.W.A's 'Fuck Tha Police' streams nearly QUADRUPLE amid nationwide protests ✊
Fuck tha police coming straight from the underground, a young Nigga got it bad cause I'm brown.
Houston restaurant employee fired after blasting N.W.A.'s 'F*ck Tha Police' while officers ate BBQ:…