Emcee Classiq Sounds Off on Ferguson with a Furious Freestyle

Categories: Michael Brown

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Orange County, California, rapper Emcee Classiq has recorded an impassioned freestyle against police violence in Ferguson.

It's been two and a half tension-filled weeks since police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed eighteen-year-old Michael Brown. The young African American's death set off clashes in the streets between militarized police and angry residents, and many questions remain unanswered. Like rapper J.Cole's raw tribute song "Be Free," Emcee Classiq took to the mic to express his pain.

See also: Our full coverage on Mike Brown's case and the unrest in Ferguson

"Just reading the news and learning another person, and a young person at that, died by the hands of the law, that was just enough to dive in and finally speak up," the rapper says. The result is his newly released track, "Ferguson Freestyle."

The familiar saxophone sample from the Crusaders made popular by Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y" is on loop for the song. Emcee's Classiq's rhymes capture the frustration on the streets and the wider black community.

"The cop shot that boy / Why it happened / Cop was on some thug shit / Cuz a kid blocking traffic? / Madness / How many times this shit gonna happen? / 'Til we see justice served on police and they actions?"

The Anaheim-based rapper rattles off a number of men killed by police in high-profile cases, such as Manuel Diaz and Kimani Gray.

"Line for line, I have to say it made me feel a lot of different emotions because of how much an impact it has on our community, not just Ferguson," Emcee Classiq says. "My engineer Nick Coffey and producer Rubix made me more comfortable after we recorded it."

The freestyle ends with "fuck the police" repeated twice in a simmering rage. "I had families member locked up over B.S., friends harassed by police just by color of they skin or because they fit some kind of profile," the rapper adds. "I've been stopped plenty of times and asked questions that seemed out of scope. We learn and was taught: It is what it is."

Emcee Classiq keeps a hopeful eye on developments in Ferguson, asking people to stand up and speak up with him.

"Change only happens when people decided enough is enough," he says in a message to Ferguson residents. "People before us did it, so we all can too!"


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Ken Cotton
Ken Cotton

Can all the racist people do the world a favor and kill yourselves please???

Yinka Oduymi
Yinka Oduymi

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Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson

Cest, Eat shit you thug sucking cunt.

Donny Cox
Donny Cox

Oh Sheri!! Oh Sheri Mozel Moore --lmfao u racist pig!

Valerie Joy Muti
Valerie Joy Muti

Lol. I wish I was named after a Chuck Berry song and it was horribly misspelled. However, I was named after a Monkees song. Lmao Maybe you should take a clue from your name.. Ijs..

Tim Smythe
Tim Smythe

Wow you don't get the sarcasm. No such song exists. I was joking about the name of the band being the police. Before you rant on my comment make sure you know a little more about me before assuming what i watch. I am far from a conservative and don't watch News Channels at all.

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

Oh yeah I remember that song! About the guy that lied about his injuries and drove off in his patrol vehicle which was part of the crime scene. And then all the people in his gang, they wear blue and metal badges, violated the First Amendment and broke Constitutional law. I LOVE THAT SONG! It is almost as good as the song about Benghazi and how the Repugnicans don't trust the justice system and due process and have protested for 13 hearings and still want another one!! I quote that one in another comment above. You probably hear it on Faux Mews everyday!

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

No they wrote that song about Benghazi. They play it on Faux Mews all the time. "We can't get the answer we want/ even after thirteen hearings/ Hillary is a feminazi c**t/ It's her presidency we are fearing."

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

Well, that would be a very long list. Do you really want to know? It might make you late for your Klan meeting. Or worse, you might miss a Faux Mews broadcast on the ongoing struggles of your people to get a 14th hearing on Benghazi, because, you know, you can't trust the Justice system in this country to conduct a fair investigation, or come to the "right" verdict, even after 13 attempts.

Candice Lanton
Candice Lanton

Cest Lavie Boheme...now you know THEY don't care nothin about no 'facts'....As a matter of fact, they don't care at all....and that's the whole problem...smdh

Mike Jones
Mike Jones

...says the person who's too stupid to use commas correctly

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

Well honey they aren't gonna be listening to you either, so that seems fair.

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

Oh don't be too hard on him. He's had to live his whole life as a white man in the US. You know how hard that must be, surrounded by murderous thieving thugs like Darren Wilson and Chief Jackson...and the Koch brothers, and all those sub-prime mortgage lenders that committed strong armed robbery against the entire global financial system in 2008, and worried that one of those little white suburban kids hyped up on Rittalin and Xanax was gonna go randomly fire into a grade school and then committ suicide. And of course, he can't trust the legal system or due process, because there have been 13 hearings on Benghazi and they still haven't gotten the verdict they want. And then he also has to be worried that his fellow whiteys (I'm not white, I'm an alien, or at least I think I must be) might have to shut down the government again, because that race card playing, muslim, anti-christ, Kenyan President won't do what whitey tells him too. Be nice, you know, because Donny is late for a cross burning with the Klan.

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

Stupid is as stupid does. Sadly, the stupid are so stupid, they cannot even comprehend their own stupidity.

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

Kelly is right, Neil, he hasn't been charged. But "stupid" isn't the right description either. "STUPID" is a pathetic loser with a badge and a gun that picks a fight with someone that he claims he had to shoot 10 times for walking in the street, because he was scared, but wasn't scared enough to approach both Brown and Johnson without calling for back up. And he lied about his injuries. You do know, sweetie, that his "orbital fracture" was invented by the Gateway pundit? And that the police have only said he sustained an injury on his cheek, and there are many photos of Wilson after he killed Brown showing no injury at all, although of course, they have changed their story four or five times and never filed an incident report on the fatal shooting. The alleged robbery, they filed that on Monday August 11, and even it has been redacted several times. They also let Wilson drive away in his patrol vehicle, which according to his story was part of the crime scene. But I don't want to bother you with facts, because I know you probably need to go back to work on getting a 14th hearing scheduled on Benghazi. Because, you know, you don't trust "due process" and "the justice system."

Keith Angle
Keith Angle

Get the facts. Put down the koolaid. He's high, robs a store, strolls down the middle of the road with his little bitch, assaults a LEO, ingores the warning, charges at him, gonna teach him another lesson! Officer defends himself. DONE. And btw, the klan was created by your democrats, did you know?

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

No, but one is called "Pathetic Little Boy Liar With Gun." In the song, a lying little boy with a gun goes and picks a fight and shoots someone dead. Then he says that he was "afraid for his life" and had to shoot 11 times. No one asks him why he didn't call for back up before picking the fight, since it was such a big scary man-- a man with no gun, but this is a pathetic little boy. And no one asks why he has no injuries in all the photos, and no asks why he was allowed to leave in his patrol vehicle.... Oh wait, except we have.... Aren't you late for some sort of cult worship around a tortured and dead hippie socialist avatar? Or a protest to open another Benghazi protest? Or a meeting where you talk about the Founding Fathers and how they looted the Dutch East India Company and started the American Revolution so that people like you could open carry and outlaw every religion but your own? Or maybe you just need to get to your Klan meeting and burn a cross. Either way, feel free to go away.

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

You know that orbital fracture crap was manufactured by the Gateway Pundit? He actually took someone else's xray and posted it. There are plenty of pics of Wilson pacing around after he killed Brown. No visible injuries. Plus, the police let him drive off in the crime scene, his patrol vehicle. And if he was so afraid for his life because Brown was such a big scary black man why did he pick a fight with him about walking in the street? Why didn't he call for back up? Since he already knew that Brown was nothing more than a thug? Wilson sounds really stupid. Or just a big fat liar. The police don't even have a straight story. Your just hoping that if you tell a story Santa or Tinkerbell will come and "make it true". Don't you have a Klan meeting or protest to get another investigation into Benghazi to go to?

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

It would be worth if it would mean not seeing your racist thug face again. Bye!

Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson

Take this thug loving racist page and shove it up your thug loving asses.

Keith Angle
Keith Angle

self-defense. frackured eye socket, the assailant who just assaulted him charges him again, whachu gonna do ? nuff said.

Kelly Blake Hamlyn
Kelly Blake Hamlyn

He hasnt been charged. That is what the grand jury is all about.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

He already has been charged. I think you meant convicted. And I regret nothing BTW

Donny Cox
Donny Cox

Is one of the songs,"black boy down"? Or maybe strong armed robber down?

Keith Mccollum
Keith Mccollum

How about the song where they talk about due process and waiting for all the facts...oh that's right nobody's written it!

Michael Kyro
Michael Kyro

Here's a good rap line... all jizzy playin thug till ya get dropped by a 40 cal.Glock for bein stupid..

Tiffany Aleashea Thompson
Tiffany Aleashea Thompson

See you guys are insensitive to everything about this incident...if you actually listen to the song I'm talking about you'll hear the story of this being everyday life for some of us...police harassing, profiling...smh...I guess....

David Lakine
David Lakine

Kelly Blake Hamlyn....I'm sure you always feel stupid.

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