Guilty Simpson Fights Back Against Police Treating People Like Animals (Audio)
Guilty Simpson’s Stones Throw Records return is shaping up. The Random Axe MC who made a lot of noise upon 2008’s Ode To The Ghetto is back in form. “Animal” puts racist cops in the cross-hairs, as the Detroit, Michigan native looks at recent events as an awakening to a longtime epidemic of law enforcement treating minorities like creatures during interactions. With a steadfast flow and sure-shot delivery, Guilty stands up for innocence, and speaks about being fed up with the status-quo.
Notably, this idea comes in the midst of global dialogue surrounding animal rights, following the unlawful hunting of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Simpson argues that these same sorts of abuses and wrongful murders are happening in our cities everyday, unnoticed.
Katalyst produces the song, which also uses wordplay to compare humans and their roles to various positions within the animal kingdom.