Self proclaimed gangsta rapper The Game has suddenly decided that violence is rubbish and has dressed up in some Dead Presidents inspired clown make up and made a song and a long ass video to express his point.
"I aint tellin anybody go kill no cops," says Game in the video. "What good is it for me to make jusic if there isn't a message in my music... I'm gonna use my music to preach to my people, to let 'em know these senseless killings, these dumb acts of violence... today, from here on, our voice will be heard as a unit. Old young, wise and dumb, this drama, this violence, it's gotta stop. It's gotta stop today man. There's a lesson in my words. There's a lesson to be learned in Sean Bell's killing. You gotta ask yourself, are you ready to learn that lesson? Cos I'm ready to teach it."
TEACH, Game! Teach!
However, a cursory listen to the song, 911 Is A Joke finds Game shouting "I'm a cop killer! 911 is a motherfucking joke!"
Dude is so bi-polar!
The tune kinda bangs though. The beat is a slightly-updated jack of Deep Cover, so I fucks with it.
Which is true. I do. Game's message is a bit convoluted mind, especially with that lipstick. Don't get me wrong - dude looks dope, but I just can't really take him too seriously on any level.
Still, the tune is fresh. Cop it here.
For the intelligent hip-hop artist's take on the situation, check Immortal Technique's blog. Sample:
Scooter Libby is a criminal, he broke the law, and so did Oliver North. But I'm sure if someone shot them both tomorrow that person wouldn't be exempt of the charges because of the victim's status. I watch people often implant these ideas in our mind to justify what happens to drug dealers, to thieves, to people that come from a community that is persecuted or to people whose politics are adverse to our own. We are media-trained to see ourselves as a threat, rather than the system as one. Perhaps that's why even when the cops are of color they feel more threatened by a Black or Latino person. They feel like they're less concerned with the consequences of doing this is in our communities vs. other places where they'd be more accountable for their actions by the governing council. Who all need to be voted out by the way, immediately!
Immortal Technique is the truth! Although he did pull some sleazy moves on a female friend of mine at south by south west last year (or so she said). Lookin' for some revolutionary action...