“And I don’t even need a chorus, this the type of number that I’d dedicate to Stephen Lawrence“:
It’s the gorgeous (and somewhat corny) sampling of Honey Cone – ‘Innocent Til Proven Guilty’ (1992) that makes this for me:
A timeless indictment of the state of US healthcare:
Upon hearing the timeless banger Hip Hop (which itself sends chills: “who shot Biggie Smalls? If we don’t get them, they gon’ get us all…”, I obviously had to run out and buy Let’s Get Free.
But it took me a long-ass time to get past just the intro, which I kept on repeat for days. Mesmerising, and courtesy of Omali Yeshitela:
Quite possibly the best hip-hop track ever?
BONUS: On Genocide & Juice, ‘Fat Cats…’ is beautifully followed by this skit/track. Listen out for an unsubtle parody of a certain future president: