..i seen this shit first hand here..i witnessed tha riots in 2001 after tha law enforcement shot and killed Timothy Thomas..
Yo that was a fucked situation breh I read about that the time……
We had our fair share of this bullshit in London too, Brixton Riots the Stephen Lawrence murder……..give any muthafucka the power over another, be it black or white or whatever colour and them muthafuckas are gonna abuse that power……..muthafuck The Filth….
wait a min..wasnt dude in the back seat?..or was he driving?…..thats sick man, one dude got 17?, the other got like 3?, umm u mean to tell me they put about 30 shots in dudes body! amadou diallo was krazier wit 41 shots,didnt thnk it could happen and should happen again which is why 30 shots to sean bell is a travesty.
Es, keep the info coming…Thank God someone did a track about that shooting..If you live in NYC and follow the papers you know this shit is a BIG deal and a FUCK up deal…Five 0 out in Jamaicia are definitely bugging and trigger happy…To reload your clip and bust 50 shots is to quote “overkill”…Something needs to be done and God Bless Papoose for making the track….In my opionion, Hip Hop needs to put out more music with regards to awareness and less BLING BLING bullshit….Shit is going on in the streets , dudes needs to voice it to the people…
Seriously Es, this shit is just on called for… Five O think there cowboys….It’s not like they beat him up…They killed him the night before his wedding day…No joke, hip hop , especially NYC hip hop needs to get on there jobs…
I like the track’s message and all of the tracks facts are interesting like the cops gettin drunk and all that, I’d like to see how this turns out forreal, I really wanna see whats gonna go down about this.
Pap cant really rap to me though, am I the only one?
Fucking hypocrite….. Dis nigga will spit about murdering other black men like it’s fucking nothing (and we all know the ugly nigga is frontin’ anyway) yet at the same time dese bitches wanna talk about police killing black people. Get da fuck outta here…..
I’m tellin you man, Pap is that dude……. He reminds me of Big Daddy Kane when he 1st dropped. I dont see how ya’ll are hatin on this dude. Just listen to this dudes words and u’ll see he has a bright future ahead of him.
How come 50 CEnt, who is from Jamaica Queens hasn’t done a song….he’s wuick with the bullshit but can’t call attention to something horrible that happened in his own backyard??? I guess when he said “Fuck The Hood” he really meant it….
November 30th, 2006 at 5:36 am
Fucking hypocriteâ€¦.. Dis nigga will spit about murdering other black men like itâ€™s fucking nothing (and we all know the ugly nigga is frontinâ€™ anyway) yet at the same time dese bitches wanna talk about police killing black people. Get da fuck outta hereâ€¦..
I agree…..couldn’t have said it better myself
How can any of you cats on here post material that has nothin to do with the subject of what you are listening to. Save that for your own blogs or another subject. Stick to the program and pay respects man. Thanks for Papoose for taking his time out and respecting what is right. NY is going thru a hard time right now and its not easy to shake off. RIP to Sean. Keep your posts abt Jay Z, 50 Cent and whoever else for their headline not this one. Stick to the subject and pay respect! Im out…..
how u gonna say this shit
“How come 50 CEnt, who is from Jamaica Queens hasnâ€™t done a song”
then agree with the cat who called Pap a hypocrite for doing a song about it?
i’ll call pap a hypocrite but at the same time im not asking why another rapper (especially 50 cent) isnt making a song about it!
My prayers are with Bells friends and family.
the cop who fired the first shots fucked up and put the rest of the sad and violent tragedy in motion. that club is seedy as fuck and undercovers have been up in alot of spots in queens arresting ppl but this arrest went down the way it did cause of the ONE undercover (who wasnt white) who didnt follow proper procedure.
u know shit is messed up when u got cops saying they were firing their weapons cause they were “disoriented by friendly fire”. I’m not even saying hes a bad cop. He might have believed Bell or someone in the car had a weapon and his life or someone elses life was in danger BUT regardless the undercover fucked up by not following proper procedure. (assuming he did not properly identify himself as an undercover)
[…] â€¢ Interactive Graphic: A Fatal Police Shooting In Queens – The New York Times interactive graphic “describing Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly’s account of the shooting of Sean Bell.”â€¢ Failing to Protect – Errol Louis Daily News editorialâ€¢ The Myth of Racial Harmony: Dumb and Dangerous – From David W. Bolesâ€™ Urban Semioticâ€¢ Papoose: 50 Shots – Brooklyn’s own weighs in. (thanks eskay)â€¢ Comment Zone: The Sean Bell Shooting – The New York Times forum, with an edited selection of recent comments from The Empire Zoneâ€¢ Where You Stand – The Brian Lehrer Show’s (wnyc) insightful continuing series covering the Queens police shooting – todays installment: “Race and Perception”.â€¢ ‘Contagious Shooting’ Is Rare But Perennial – From theday.com, â€œHe shoots, and you shoot, and the assumption is he has a good reason for shooting. You saw it in Diallo. You see it in a lot of shootings,â€ the official said. â€œYou just chime in. I don’t mean the term loosely. But you see your partner, and your reflexes take over.â€â€¢ Sound Of Da Policeâ€¢ Illegal Businessâ€¢ Who Protects Us From You? Comments to this post […]
>>Raekwon dissing Jay @ the Redman show last night
^^ too funny. The same Rae that’s around Jay’s age and still rapping about kilos and boat loads of coke…lol. Jay has some right to be critcized to some extent, but for what Rae raps about at his age, he’s the wrong guy.
Ight all ya not seein da point. Combat situation ya’ll. Cant say the cops was wrong here. Dees followed them out cause the here going to get heat to take care of some next beef with some next group they were beefin wit inside da club. Now knowin that they heard all that, thats why they did what they did. Cmon think ya’ll, if you were the boyz would you want to get got or try to protect yourself…he odeed tryin to run people over. Shyt its only like 3 thousand pound dangerous weapon, that will kill you as fast as a burner…real talk ya’ll
The Undercovers were in the club on a drug and prostitution sting, so why were they gettin their nose in something that had NOTHING to do with why they were there? And if Sean Bell wasnt drunk (im not sure) how the hell do you drive into a minivan UNLESS its trying to block the road? Basically DTs are dirty people who live above the law.
I am very proud of Hip Hop for using their voice for greatness and standing for up injustice(with the exception of Kay Slay referring to black guys as Ns instead men) because these accidental shootings are not going to happen to Ian or Justin, if they wave a wallet or leave their bachelor’s party, until the mountains are as low as the valleys and when black people are able to walk freely will then Martin dreams come centerfold.
[…] Nas isn’t the only one in the Hip Hop community speaking out, rapper Papoose made a track called “50 Shots” that compared Bell’s death to Amadou Diallo, the Bronx resident that was shot 41 times when he cops claimed they thought his wallet was a gun. […]
I want to have my DNA taken to the far ends of the Milkyway. Someone should order small plastic vials from the manufacturer using the green Thomas industrial catolog at the public library, look up vials /plastic. Next have someone make a kids rubber helium party baloon that is 1 inch bigger when its inflated so it goes higher in the sky. Have it made with glow in the dark stuff that shines at night. It will take two rubber baloons tied together to carry up the plastic vial taped to one of the baloons. Proceed to get poke-em lancets from the drug store to prick your finger. Now Space-Aliens flying in invisible craft in Earths skies could retrieve a drop of your blood when you release the baloons over the desert or nature park. Go ahead and dab a drop of blood onto the surface of the baloon instead if you want, then only one baloon is needed. Your baloon might be recognized by the Aliens up there. Or you might find the whole idea a bad thing. Should people who believe there is Aliens visiting our solor system send out a spacecraft way past Pluto that has a supply of fruit tree, vegetable and berry seeds so the Extra-terrestial star travellers can take it home?
I wrote “50 Bullets” a day after the shooting because I believe the death/murder of Sean Bell is a tragedy of “shakespearean proportions,” for like Romeo and Juliet this young couple got caught up in society’s contentions. Meanwhile, there have been 5 or 6 more preventable police shootings since this happened. These types of actions by the “authorities” breed hopelessness and a sense of desperation that just creates more crime and institutes the cycle of poverty we see. I also believe that we all have to unite against hate. If he were alive today, Shakespeare himself would have probably remembered that it was at the wedding celebration where Christ performed his first feat. Well, how ironic is this? For a miracle is what we need now if we’re going to get any justice and heal all the pain caused by this shooting. How do we prevent this from happening agian? Herein lies the real crime: “complacency.” Some say it’s a “crime” and some say it’s a “tragedy. ” Visit my page, check out my song and tell me what do you think? -Yardmon50