Video: Ice Cube Reunites With N.W.A. Members To Perform 'F--- Tha Police'
N.W.A.'s "F--- Tha Police" is a timeless rap anthem, but it somehow sounds the most relevant right now—almost 27 years later.
Headlining the BET Experience (a whole weekend of events leading up to the BET Awards, Sunday night) was a concert featuring Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, and Snoop Dogg on Saturday night. During Cube's set, the rapper performed with fellow N.W.A. members MC Ren and DJ Yella. According to Pitchfork, it was the first time Ice Cube performed with MC Ren since 2000, and the first time he shared a stage with DJ Yella since 1989. Dr. Dre was not in the house.
The trio performed the iconic "Fuck Tha Police" at the Staples Center, using a montage of recent cases of police brutality and subsequent "Black Lives Matter" protests to create a stark backdrop. Some of the clips include the Walter Scott shooting and the pool party gone amok in Texas. The video quality isn't great, but you can see the montage above.
"Fuck Tha Police" launched the rap group into infamy when the FBI sent them a letter accusing them of "violence against and disrespect" for law enforcement.
Also, if you haven't heard, there's a new movie about the group that comes out soon.
Here's another clip of them performing "Chin Check"