Papoose – 50 Shots

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Papoose – 50 Shots (radio rip) Addressing the Sean Bell shooting


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65 Responses to “Papoose – 50 Shots”

  1. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    UNo

  2. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    i was gonna say wha happend to the 41 shots song,but wyclef took care of that…R.I.P sean bell

  3. skinnykennyp Says:

    NYPD = the new MS 13

  4. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Cal hit me up at nickcoates27@yahoo.co.uk good lookin out my nig, we definitely gettin on the lash when I’m out in March……….(n/h)

    that’s the comedy in it you jivin chuckin ass ruining my joke ass koala hugging aussie prick

    Jeesh nation are you pre-menstrual today? I’m a bit slow alright, got myself muntered last night and am feelin a bit confused today, go easy….shiiiiiiiiiiiiit…………

  5. EnglandRepresent Says:

    NYPD = the new MS 13

    co-sign.

  6. ITZA NICCE Says:

    R.I.P HIP HOP.

    R.I.P SEAN BELL

  7. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    what it do E?..hows that down under weather?..thats where u at now right?

  8. nation of moderation Says:

    damn what a shame

  9. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    i cant listen to this pap version, but ummm whatu guyzs think of this?

  10. nation of moderation Says:

    a journey seldom seen, the american dream

  11. kingJ Says:

    Papoose puts it better in rhyme than anybody can in prose.

  12. NrVous Says:

    that Sam Cooke track is the deepest song I evar heard man (i’m not talking about the papoose version). The first time I heard it was in the Malcom X movie, made my eyes water – nh

  13. nation of moderation Says:

    >> Jeesh nation are you pre-menstrual today?

    lol no man, haven’t you seen teh prodigy video? funny as hell

  14. Caliber Says:

    EnglandRepresent Says:
    November 30th, 2006 at 12:30 am

    Cal hit me up at nickcoates27@yahoo.co.uk good lookin out my nig, we definitely gettin on the lash when I’m out in March……….(n/h)
    ____________________________________________________________

    ..sent

  15. EnglandRepresent Says:

    what it do E?..hows that down under weather?..thats where u at now right?

    Its about 90 today LL and I’m hungover as fuck, not a good situation to be in….at least the office is air-conditioned or I’d be proper fucked…….DMX tomorrow night……got the Phillys already bought……..

  16. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    u on a roll E..great..u are on the right path to supporting our kids college funds..lol

  17. Caliber Says:

    ..es imma be tha first to commend you on this thread..jus like pap was a sparkplug w/ this track, you one as well w/ ya efforts by tryin to open up tha hip hop communities eyes..

    ..i think shit needs to pop off..more people who got access to general publics such as yourself, not just rappers, should be involved in this effort…as does everyone..

    ..i seen this shit first hand here..i witnessed tha riots in 2001 after tha law enforcement shot and killed Timothy Thomas..

    ..shit is sickenin fam..

    R.I.P. SEAN BELL, TIMOTHY THOMAS, and those who were victims of tha pigs

  18. EnglandRepresent Says:

    ..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….

    Cal good lookin out son on that mixtape………

  19. deepdish Says:

    thanks for the post.

  20. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    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.

  21. eskay Says:

    Raekwon dissing Jay @ the Redman show last night (which by the way was off the heezy)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=8yxpn49AhEc

  22. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    eskay Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 12:57 am
    Raekwon dissing Jay @ the Redman show last night (which by the way was off the heezy)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=8yxpn49AhEc

    ^^wow, at least he keepin it real..cant disagree wit that.

  23. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    LL(not the rappa) Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    November 30th, 2006 at 1:03 am
    eskay Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 12:57 am
    Raekwon dissing Jay @ the Redman show last night (which by the way was off the heezy)

    youtube.com/watch?v=8yxpn49AhEc

    ^^wow, at least he keepin it real..cant disagree wit that.

  24. B.Payton Says:

    this is was sad forreal, it must be crazy to be black in NYright now wit the police and all

  25. B.Payton Says:

    Why Raekwon dissin Jay? whats good wit these catrs, isnt he showin ghost mad love? damn

  26. B.Payton Says:

    Who is that 1st dude talkin in the Raekwon clip? It sound like Kay Slay, the dude he said “I didnt know u was gonna say that” to?

  27. thekid10705 Says:

    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…

  28. eskay Says:

    >>Who is that 1st dude talkin in the Raekwon clip? It sound like Kay Slay, the dude he said “I didnt know u was gonna say that” to?

    Rae’s hypeman

  29. eskay Says:

    X, ain’t that the truth. NYPD is on some bullshit. They always have been though..

  30. thekid10705 Says:

    I would love Nasty Nas to get on some shit and do the track about shit, being he from Queens and ol’…” and yo, go to hell to the foul cop that shot Garcia”….word!!!

  31. thekid10705 Says:

    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…

    sidenote: that sam cooke sample is my shit…

  32. B.Payton Says:

    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?

  33. thekid10705 Says:

    I’m with ya B.Payton….I’m not really into Papoose but my hat goes off to him for addressing this major issue and rapping abouthings other than his BLING…

    sidenote: he’s a little stiff with his flow , to me…

  34. eskay Says:

    >>Pap cant really rap to me though, am I the only one?

    of course he can rap, lets not be ridiculous. if you dont like his style thats one thing, but give the kid his due.

  35. y_a_b_o_y Says:

    hit the bar a litle too har d tongight… but i remain ill… Nas joint was decent, it on purpose lacks the fireworks and starpower of the current shit and is censored smh…. but fuckit. shit bangs.

    *snikers at jay sellin 680K and es bustin in his pants and making a whole post about jay selling 800+

    haa you cant fade me… im already fadeddddddddddddddd

  36. y_a_b_o_y Says:

    oh yea i read all the comments that i missed.. nahright is like a tv show or some shit and i gotta check up and make sure none of yall talkin reckless when im not watchin.

  37. BURD Says:

    papoose often finds himself victim to the XXL “step his rap game up”, he often thinks his punchlines are “punchier” than they are…

    ex: “I keep a tek high, like the producer” wack.

    ex: “I’ll have you seeing defeat, like a foot doctor” even more wack

    PS: “punchier”

    big upz tho for addressing this tragic incident. Its time for a riot!

  38. strong chef Says:

    >>>papoose often finds himself victim to the XXL “step his rap game up”, he often thinks his punchlines are “punchier” than they are…

    I may agree with u a little bit but u didn’t quote him right.

    ex “u a leg shooter u aim ur gun low I aim a tek high I keep a high tek like the producer” “c” pap

  39. BetOnBlack Says:

    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…..

  40. Joey Says:

    L.A. Sheriffs dump 81 rounds into someone:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQlsJ7D6JUM

    full video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akvtGcH_djs

  41. SKEEMATICS NYC Says:

    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.

  42. 850 gramz Says:

    That strip club that he got shot up at is wilder than a mother fucker. They have been trying to close that club up for months.

  43. peace justice Says:

    pap is showing all you mixtape kiddies why he is Next…

  44. Str8 Hip-Hop Says:

    [...] Papoose: “50 Shots” [...]

  45. Engineer Says:

    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….

  46. Engineer Says:

    BetOnBlack Says:
    November 30th, 2006 at 5:36 am
    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…..

    @ BetOnBlack
    I agree…..couldn’t have said it better myself

  47. wes Says:

    that Sam Cooke track is the deepest song I evar heard man (i’m not talking about the papoose version). The first time I heard it was in the Malcom X movie, made my eyes water – nh

    >

    You should hear the Otis Redding rendition.

  48. BossHogg816 Says:

    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…..

  49. G7 Says:

    Pap did his thing on this. Well said, well done!

  50. miss l Says:

    @engineer,
    how u gonna say this shit
    “How come 50 CEnt, who is from Jamaica Queens hasn’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)

  51. » hostile situation Says:

    [...] • 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.”• Failing to Protect – Errol Louis Daily News editorial• The Myth of Racial Harmony: Dumb and Dangerous – From David W. Boles’ Urban Semiotic• Papoose: 50 Shots – Brooklyn’s own weighs in. (thanks eskay)• Comment Zone: The Sean Bell Shooting – The New York Times forum, with an edited selection of recent comments from The Empire Zone• Where You Stand – The Brian Lehrer Show’s (wnyc) insightful continuing series covering the Queens police shooting – todays installment: “Race and Perception”.• ‘Contagious Shooting’ Is Rare But Perennial – From theday.com, “He 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,” the official said. “You just chime in. I don’t mean the term loosely. But you see your partner, and your reflexes take over.”• Sound Of Da Police• Illegal Business• Who Protects Us From You? Comments to this post [...]

  52. G7 Says:

    >>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.

  53. TheUltimate Says:

    RIP Sean Bell

  54. cee Says:

    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

  55. BrooklynNYresident Says:

    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.

  56. Victoria Says:

    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.

  57. LEON Says:

    WORD UP MY NIGGA WE NEEDED THIS SHIT…. ITS THE MOTHERFUKING TRUGHT… MAD PROPS ANDNEVER FOGOTTEN

  58. LEON Says:

    TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH !!!

  59. Defuse News | Connecting the Global Hip-Hop Block! Says:

    [...] On Hot 97 yesterday, Papoose responded to the Sean Bell shooting in Queens. (via Nah Right) [...]

  60. Complex » Blog Archive » Rappers Fire Back At NYPD Says:

    [...] 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. [...]

  61. Nah Right » Blog Archive » Daily Headlines 12-20-06 Says:

    [...] Speaking of the NYPD, Papoose talks to SOHH about 50 Shots.   [...]

  62. krb Says:

    yo,is all good.we need tings like this papoose,reality!

  63. nation Says:

    this post may have done mediocrely based on comments, but it was linked to 5 times and had 12,000 downloads

  64. Scott H Florance Says:

    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?

  65. Yardmon50 Says:

    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

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