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Song of the Day 12/2/08

The top 666 songs of alltime countdown continues, one day at a time all the way to #1. Tuesday’s is #602:

NWA – Fuck the Police

This one you know, it’s a rite of passage, a staple of every 13-year-old boy’s playlist, but when it came out in 1988 it was just short of revolutionary. Straight Outta Compton wasn’t the first gangsta rap album (that was Ice-T’s first one), but it’s probably the best and this is what got them in so much trouble (and sold them so many records), Ice Cube, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre all determined to piss off as many people as possible and succeeding brilliantly. MP3s are at all the usual sites although the vinyl version sounds best, especially if you have a system with good bass boost.

December 2, 2008 Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , , , , | Leave a comment