Amidst nationwide protests against police violence, YG has released an uncompromising anthem titled “FTP,” which stands for “Fuck the Police.”
On the track, produced with Larry Jayy and DJ Swish, the Compton rapper takes a stand against the long history of police brutality in the US: “Murder after murder after all these years / Buy a strap, bust back after all these tears / Mommas cryin’, how they gon’ heal?/ How you would feel?”
“FTP” was released in conjunction with a planned march in Hollywood on June 3 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. However, YG later cancelled his planned appearance at the protest, after the National Guard was called in.
“GO HOME NOW… do not give them an excuse to create a news story that hurts the movement,” he wrote. “We are partnering with BLM and will do this safely and correctly ASAP!”
YG isn’t afraid of being incendiary on record, as his 2016 single “FDT,” featuring the late Nipsey Hussle, made clear. The song was aimed at then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Listen to “FTP” below:
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