SOMEONE (possibly hacker group Anonymous) may have caused Chicago Police scanners to play N.W.A.’s seminal song “F**k Tha Police.” Not only did they play that classic hit, but they were also able to play the old internet favorite “Chocolate Rain” which is an original song by Tay Zonday.
Consequence of Sound (as well as other outlets) say this may be related to the sudden reappearance of Anonymous.
Clearly, the N.W.A. song is NSFW.
N.W.A.’s “Fuck Tha Police” is now a famous protest song that came out in 1988 and was included on their album Straight Outta Compton. It’s fitting that it be played as it speaks out about Police brutality and racial profiling. Both of which happened recently in the case of George Floyd.
“Chocolate Rain” by Tay Zonday was a viral hit in 2007 and has been viewed over 100 million times. The message of the song resonates with the message that protestors are trying to make by marching for George Floyd.
Zonday said, “I’m pretty sure the ‘Chocolate Rain’ attention started as a joke at 4chan.org, an internet forum that is credited with starting lots of popular internet phenomena. It spread to a general audience and people started uploading spoofs. I don’t know what causes people to listen to my music. If I could speak it, there would be no reason to write songs.”
The song’s lyrics are a good insight into the world of racism and it holds a message that even though is hidden in a cheesy drum loop speaks volumes.
At Nerdbot we don’t usually like to talk about political things but as a message from me, I would like to say that if you can’t go out and protest please consider donating to the Memorial Fund for George Floyd. And if you do go out be safe.