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KRS-One - Sound of Da Police

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Woop, woop! That's the sound of the police! Woop, woop! That's the sound of the beast! Stand clear! Don man talk. You can't stand where I stand. You can't walk where I walk.

Watch out! We run New York. Policeman come. We bust him out the park. I know this for a fact. You don't like how I act. You claim I'm selling crack, but you be doing that.

I'd rather say 'see you' 'cause I would never be you. Be an officer? You wicked overseer! You hotshot! Want to get props and be a savior? First show a little respect. Change your behavior.

Change your attitude. Change your plan. There could never really be justice on stolen land. Are you really for peace and equality? Or when my car is hooked up, you know you want to follow me.

Your laws are minimal. 'Cause you won't even think about looking at the real criminal. This has got to cease! 'Cause we be getting hyped to the sound of the police!

Woop, woop! That's the sound of the police! Woop, woop! That's the sound of the beast!

Now here's a little truth. Open up your eyes! While you're checking out the Boom Bap, check the exercise. Take the word 'overseer'. Like a sample, repeat it very quickly in a crew, for example:

Overseer! Overseer! Overseer! Overseer! Officer! Officer! Officer! Officer!

Yeah! Officer from overseer. You need a little clarity? Check the similarity.

The overseer rode around the plantation. The officer is off patrolling all the nation. The overseer could stop you what you're doing. The officer will pull you over just when he's pursuing.

The overseer had the right to get ill. And if you fought back, the overseer had the right to kill. The officer has the right to arrest. And if you fight back they put a hole in your chest.

They both ride horses. After 400 years, I've got no choices. The police, them have a little gun. So when I'm on the streets, I walk around with a bigger one.

I hear it all day. Just so they can run the light and be up on their way.

Woop, woop! That''s the sound of the police! Woop, woop! That's the sound of the beast!

Check out the message in a rough styling. The real criminals are the C.O.P. You check for undercover and the one P.D. But just a mere black man. Them want check me.

Them check out me car for it shine like the sun. But them jealous or them vexed 'cause them can't afford one. Black people still slaves up till today. But the black police officer never see it that way.

Him want a salary. Him want it. So he put on a badge and kill people for it. My grandfather had to deal with the cops. My great grandfather dealt with the cops. My great, great grandfather had to deal with the cops. And then my great, great, great, great... When it's going to stop?

Woop, woop! That's the sound of the police! Woop, woop! That's the sound of the beast! Woop, woop! That's the sound of the police! Woop, woop! That's the sound of the beast!

Video Details

Duration: 4 minutes and 12 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
Views: 860
Posted by: eslhiphop.com on Jun 18, 2013

This video is part of ESLhiphop.com's learning series. Learn English with hip-hop and rap! KRS-One is a legendary MC from the Bronx. His name stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone.

I do not own the music, video or lyrics. For educational purposes only. All rights reserved.

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