In 2011, B. DOLAN's "FILM THE POLICE", released in the wake of Oscar Grant's murder, paid tribute to N.W.A.'s infamous "F*ck the Police," serving as a call to action for the digitized media movement while responding to police brutality all across the world.
This free MP3, courtesy of B. DOLAN & STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS, featured a reconstruction of Dr. Dre's original beat, brilliantly reanimated by UK producer BUDDY PEACE. Label CEO, SAGE FRANCIS, opens the song by picking up the gavel where Dr. Dre left it 23 years ago, introducing a blistering, true-to-style flip of Ice Cube's original verse by the song's originator, B. Dolan. TOKI WRIGHT (Rhymesayers Entertainment) follows up by stepping into the shoes of MC Ren, penning the people's struggle against cops as a case of "Goliath Vs. a bigger giant." Finally, Jasiri X (Pittsburgh rapper/activist) rounds out the track by filling in for Eazy-E, reminding us that police brutality disproportionately affects poor people of color.
This video was directed by Mason Johnson (Klepticenter Productions) and edited by Weston Woodbury.