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"Fuck tha Police"

Released

8 August 1988

Recorded

1988 at Audio Achievements (Torrance, California)

Genre

Hip hop, gangsta rap, political hip hop, hardcore hip hop

Length

5:43

Label

Ruthless/Priority

Writer

Jackson, Patterson

Producer(s)

DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E (exec.)

"Fuck tha Police" is a protest song by American hip hop group N.W.A. It appears on the group's 1988 album Straight Outta Compton. Protesting police brutality and racial profiling, its lyrics express approval of violence against police. The song is performed by Ice Cube, MC Ren and Eazy-E, while Dr. Dre and The D.O.C. perform additional vocals. Ice Cube and MC Ren wrote their own lyrics, while Eazy-E's lyrics were written by MC Ren.

The song is infamous for provoking the FBI to write to N.W.A's record company about the lyrics expressing disapproval and arguing that the song misrepresented police. "Fuck tha Police" was ranked #425 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song appears on the group's Greatest Hits album.

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