Written by Clement Oluwasegun
Hollywood movie star and Rap legend, Ice Cube is back with a 2017 version of “Fuck tha Police,”— which he titled “Good Cop Bad Cop”.
As he plans on releasing the song on the 25th anniversary edition of his album “Death Certificate”, “Good Cop Bad Cop,” remains one of three new tracks on the reissued album.
According to his rap lines:
“Good cop, good cop, where is your dignity? Where’s your empathy? Where is your sympathy? Bad cop — where’s your humanity?”
In 1988, Ice Cube’s former band N.W.A., released “Fuck tha Police” which caused a sensation at the time and remains highly controversial with US police groups objecting to its blunt message.
Ice Cube, 47, said he wanted to create a contemporary version of “Fuck tha Police” after seeing the box-office success of the 2015 biopic about N.W.A., “Straight Outta Compton.”
He told Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio:
“We realized that it’s still the same thing that’s going on, so to me we needed a more up-to-date version of the community talking to the police and to authorities,” he told.
“The first line of defense for us is for good cops to get these bad apples out the bunch, because they’re sucking all the respect that the police used to have.”
Known for controversies, in 1991, Ice’s “Death Certificate” got him accusations of racism.
Tracks such as “Black Korea” aiming at Korean American business owners and “No Vaseline”, a heated diss track against fellow N.W.A members and manager Jerry Heller, all contributes to the controversy.