Rap Lyrics Inspired by Police Brutality Cases

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Wyclef, "Diallo"

Several hip hop songs addressed the 1999 shooting of 23-year-old Guinean immigrant murdered by the NYPD in a hail of 41 bullets, but none as directly as this Wyclef ballad.

Enemy... on the borderline
Who'll be the next to fire
41 shots by Diallo's side?
You said he reached, sir
but he didn't have no piece, sir
But now he rest in peace, sir
in the belly of the beast, sir

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