Curren$y‘s efforts this year are most certainly not to go unnoticed. From his ceaseless “Marathon Monday” releases to regularly dropped songs like yesterday’s [July 13, 2016] “Good Cop, Bad Cop,” the New Orleans native has displayed a true dedication for his craft.
In continuing on that path, “Good Cop, Bad Cop” serves as not only a new release, but one that carries great substance. Reflective of its title, the record speaks to the relentless deadly encounters the Black community faces (with special attention to black men) at the hands of police officers.
Spitta relates to the issue, sharing an experience of his own on the track that references a time he was pulled over and badgered by police in Baton Rouge (city and capital of Spitta’s birth state, and the same one Alton Sterling was fatally shot in recently) as a result of a traffic stop.
Curren$y joins many other influential voices like Drake, Joe Budden, T.I., The Game, and Snoop Dogg in speaking out against the ongoing matter. The amount of artists who have used their platforms to encourage dialogue and some sort of change has been impressive, to say the least.
Listen to Spitta sample Erykah Badu‘s “Otherside of the Game” where he poignantly echoes its “whatchu gonna do if they come for you” question and makes it relevant to the relationship between police officers and the Black community.