Ice Cube Talks Politics and Police On His New Song “Good Cop Bad Cop”
The N.W.A member who created “Fuck Tha Police” in 1988, dropped the new song in anticipation of the 25th anniversary re-release of his classic album Death Certificate.
Death Certificate was recorded during the tense political climate in the United States, after the Rodney King beating in 1991, when George Bush Sr. was President.
“The same weight under a Trump Administration is starting to feel the same way as it did when daddy Bush was in the White House,” Ice Cube said of his new song “Good Cop Bad Cop.”
“It was the weight of all those policies geared against poor people who were trying to pull themselves up,” Cube continued. “I feel like that same attack is happening against the most poor and vulnerable people. That same ugliness is starting to rear it’s head again.”
Ice Cube just signed a new deal with Interscope Records and the label is preparing to release the 25th anniversary edition of Death Certificate, which will be released on June 25.
The song “Good Cop Bad Cop” is one of three unreleased tracks included on the upcoming collection. The others are the songs “Only One Me” and “Dominate The Weak.”
Peep “Good Cop Bad Cop” below: