By Philip Cosores
The history of “awww s–t” tracks isn’t necessarily the deepest, but is rich with standouts, from The Pharcyde’s “Oh S–t” to Wiz Khalifa’s “Aw S–t.”
Today, we have a new entry to add to that particularly specific canon, via G-Unit, and it might be the most important and serious of the bunch.
“Ahhh S–t” channels the national outrage surrounding the Mike Brown killing in Ferguson, Mo., for a call to action that sums up many of the frustrations currently being voiced on social media, if not mainstream news channels.
“Ever since Mike Brown went down, my whole city like, ‘f–k a cop,” is the early rhyme that sticks out, with Young Buck, Kidd Kidd and 50 Cent holding back little as they lay down fighting words for the many whose voice is often not heard, those at the bottom end of the proverbial societal totem pole.
“Why the f–k did you call cops? With your hands up you still get shot” is stated in chorus with real audio of police violence scenes and interviews placed throughout. The effect is, well, chilling.
The song follows a similarly themed tune from J. Cole, “Be Free,” out last week.