There aren’t many hip-hop fans who haven’t heard “F— Tha Police,” N.W.A.’s colossally confrontational protest track — the one that was infamously off-limits on the group’s 1989 summer tour following the release of their debut studio album Straight Outta Compton. But no one’s heard it quite like this.
This week, what is reported to be part of Ice Cube’s original demo for the 1988 track found its way online, featuring several rhymes that didn’t make their way to the final cut. But just because they didn’t make it doesn’t mean they aren’t as venomous. Take his opening, for example: “Stereotypes of a brother like me/ Down with the n—as from the CPT posse/ They callin’ me a thug ’cause I carry a piece/ That’s why I say, ’F— police!”
According to YouTube user Peep Game, who originally uploaded the demo, this is one of three verses Cube recorded but never released. So, stay tuned for more?
Check out the original track below.