Rhythms of Resistance: "The real criminal is the COP" Fri, 2010-03-26 02:00

Hip Hop and the Police. Hip Hop has always reserved a special treatment to the embodiment of repression in poor neighbourhoods, both in the case of politicised and gangsta mc’s. We are going through the lyrics of Italian and US hip hop to understand the musical response to different episodes of police brutality (the G8 in Genoa, the beating of Rodney King, NYPD killing of afro-american youth, the Uno Bianca gang and others). Different perspectives on the issue will be taken into account, included a rare attempt of presenting the view of a policeman…