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b. dolan
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Featuring Toki Wright, Jasiri X, and Sage Francis. beat by Buddy Peace!




DOWNLOAD THIS MP3 FOR FREE and check out the merch options here: http://tinyurl.com/FilmThePoliceSFR

B. DOLAN's "FILM THE POLICE" pays 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 the recent explosion of police brutality all across the world.

This free MP3, courtesy of STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS, features 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 SFR cornerstone, 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.

With the Occupy Movement bringing various forms of injustice to the forefront of people's consciousness, "Film the Police" is a reminder that cops have been a continued and increasingly militarized presence in public streets. Thanks to the widespread use of smartphones and video cameras, along with the popularity of social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, the power of the media has been put back into the people's hands as they document the injustices perpetrated by those who have sworn to serve and protect them.

The lyrics are available at: http://bdolan.net/film-the-police-lyrics/
http://facebook.com/BDolanSFR

This video was directed by Mason Johnson (Klepticenter Productions) and edited by Weston Woodbury.

"Film the Police" us included on B. DOLAN and BUDDY PEACE's "HOUSE OF BEES VOL. II" mixtape: www.tinyurl.com/HouseOfBeesVol2

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http://tinyurl.com/FilmThePoliceSFR
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:50 am
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anomaly
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First!
very powerful stuff. video is put together well.

Looking forward to the mixtape
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:58 am
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Neuro
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holy shit

i just peed my pants
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:29 pm
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Yeah. This is crazy good. All three MC's kill it. Great concept, video, all that.

I get the message and agree with it. Yup. Song still makes me want to beat the shit out of cops. Haha. It gets me too fired up to just think of pulling out my cell camera and film a cop. Song and video gets me fired up. Love it.
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:37 pm
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T-Wrex
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Doooooooope.

I remember seeing B here in Detroit doing a similar piece after Aiyana Jones was murdered... Obviously the #OWS brought out the worst in our boys in blue.. Or is the worst yet to come? 2012 elections?
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:15 pm
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Limbs



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YES YES YES. This is what needs to go viral. I'll do my best.
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:46 pm
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brilliant.
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:12 pm
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b. dolan
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I gotta say it was a good day.

Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:33 pm
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Disharmony



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This is fucking dope. The video was so well done. Props all around for everyone involved. It's shit like this that needs millions of views in a day.

Greatness.
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:35 pm
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AdamBomb



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Fuck, man....this goes harder than a mug. Nice video, too. Not one weak verse in the whole song. Buddy Peace slayed it as well. Win on all fronts.
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:46 pm
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petesasqwax



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this is huge, gents. everyone involved should be immensely proud - not just an incredible message but an incredible track too. perfect. all hail the new Rational Anthem
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:51 pm
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Jesse



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This shit is heart-stopping. I don't have any fond feelings for NWA, but this re-imagining is beautiful. It kills me on several fronts - I feel guilty even noticing how well-crafted the rhymes are to hit in a perfect 80s hardcore fashion, or how tough the beat sounds and all of the things I like about rap I like, because I am pretty consumed by emotions about the subject matter.

It's hard to watch those things, even when you already know. But it's important to really really know, and make certain that other people really REALLY know.

I hope this goes very far and wide, and is heeded.

It's so important, and... I am sheepish to say... it is SO dope.
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:51 pm
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fucking amazing. fuck.. you guys all killed it, soooooooo good,
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:55 pm
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mancabbage wrote:
fucking amazing. fuck.. you guys all killed it, soooooooo good,


Echoed. Really terrific reminder that the police need to be watched and held accountable.
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:33 pm
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this definitely seems like it has the potential to go viral. brilliantly executed.
Post Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:56 pm
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