Hands Up Don't Shoot
Louisiana Legend, Boosie Badazz, stopped in to talk with The Breakfast Club on Monday, October 17th. He talked about his new music including a song directed at police titled, “The Hate Song.”
Boosie says that his music isn’t hip hop, “I keep my music heartfelt and stick to making real music. I wouldn’t even say it’s hip hop music. My music is ‘reality rap’. Hip hop music can make you dance and bob your head, but it can’t make you cry or touch your heart like reality rap.” Like it or not, there is no denying Boosie is an icon and leader in the hip hop community.
Boosie Badazz played a huge part during the 2014 protests against police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri. His song, “F*ck the Police,” was used as an anthem among protestors. Not surprisingly, it was seen as the perfect song to represent the emotions of those raising awareness for Black Lives Matter. Boosie says that he does not think that this epidemic is going to get any better, any time soon. He says that the cops don’t receive punishment for their mistakes, so they will never see any reason to do things differently.
Boosie says that he has been speaking out about police brutality for over 10 years. Now that people have camera phones, the issue is finally getting the attention it needed. He talks about how the legal system works against blacks, the laws are in their favor. He says, “If he tellin’ you to put one hand up and you put two. He didn’t show his hands in time, the rules are for them. I ain’t got no training to have a gun in my face.” Boosie thinks that police training should change.
Trained to Kill
He says cops are trained to kill you when they feel that their lives might be threatened. “They’re surgical… They’re not trained to injure you.” Their practice targets are of heads and chests, not legs and arms. Cops get scared and they react based on how they were trained. “A scared person with a gun is a dangerous person… They see dreads they see gold teeth they scared. They ain’t live in the hood and see black people got good in them. They just know what they see on TV.” Fear and ignorance have proved to be a deadly combination.