The American rapper YG has dropped his new protest hip hop track called ‘FTP‘ produced by Swish & Larry Jayy – Stream Below.
The new hip hop song, ‘FTP’ stands for ‘Fuck the Police’ – amid continuing protests in the US following the death of George Floyd.
“I’m not trying to get none of my people hurt or shot so I cancel the date,” he said. “It’s fucked up but I’m gonna come back bigger and better. I’m partnering with Black Lives Matter and we gonna do this shit the right way. For the people, for the city, and for all the artists that wanna pop out and participate.”
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It’s not the first politically-charged track released by YG. In the 2016 election, he released ‘FDT’ with Nipsey Hussle which stood for ‘fuck Donald Trump’. His latest, which seemingly nods to N.W.A.’s iconic ‘Fuck Tha Police’ track from 1988’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’
He used the tag line in the track, “FUCK THE POLICE. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE.”
YG Drops New Protest Track ‘FTP’
He first took on his Instagram account, and announced that he would have to cancel his previously planned Hollywood and Vine demonstration in Los Angeles due to safety concerns. Then he released the FTP track, without the help of his label.
A number of artists have released protest songs in the aftermath of Floyd’s death together with Dua Saleh and LL Cool J. Meanwhile, Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike has expanded on his latest acclaimed speech concerning the wave of protests which have spread across the US in the wake of Floyd’s death.