“Fuck The Police!” The familiar vocals from Ice Cube on the NWA classic are both unnerving and powerful on jordnmoody & kizer‘s new bass anthem ‘ftp.’ Unnerving because they’re sampled from a track over 30 years old and we’re still experiencing the same issues. On the other hand, they serve as a powerful call to action and unshakeable stand against the corrupt and problematic police departments that have upheld systematic racism and injustice. They are the driving force in ‘ftp’ as the two producers create a slapping, distorted and bass heavy backing that will have you nodding your head as you stand for what’s right.
The track’s break pulls back the production intensity while hitting the gas on the vocal sample used. Taking the now iconic clip from an infuriated citizen on the LAPD Zoom Call really showcases the anger and frustration felt across the US and beyond. “…I had two friends go to the protest in Beverly Hills a couple days ago and the protest was peaceful until the police showed up with their excessive, violent force, shooting rubber bullets and throwing tear gas. Is this what you think of protect and serving? Fuck you, Michael Moore, I refuse to call you an officer or a chief because you don’t deserve those titles. You are a disgrace. Suck my dick and choke on it. I yield my time, FUCK YOU,” the caller states.The agressive words lead into a hard-hitting drop with the song’s namesake samples sprinkled in, amplifying the emotions.
‘ftp’ concludes with chants from the original Minneapolis protests with a group singing “No justice, no peace, eradicate the police.” We’ve covered a few impactful rap releases that really capture the movement and the moment, but jordnmoody & kizer have raised the bar in bass music with ‘ftp.’
“The amount of black lives lost to police violence in this country is fucking horrendous. it has been made perfectly clear time and time again that they aren’t here to protect us. We wanted to add fuel to the fire with this one, through music. Institutionalized racism runs deep in this country; it’s in EVERYTHING. Police are one tip of a giant iceberg. We need to keep pushing, protesting, educating, and speaking out. Change is coming.” – jordnmoody
Listen below and be sure check out the links (provided by jordnmoody) below to donate and get involved.
National Resource List
BLM Card (Petitions, Information, Donations, etc.)
Hidden Black History