Tracing the History of Fake Rap: The El Paso Police Department


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An unmitigated calamity of a public service announcement from the early 1990s: an anti-gang lecture delivered in miserably watered-down hip-hop style, accompanied by a jaw-droppingly banal video narrative. Given the distance of years, it comes across as both hilarious and horrible.

  1. It’s true, the rap is awful, but I kinda like the clip. It’s cool how characters in the visual narrative pop out and rap along, like the preacher at the funeral, and the jury.

    And I’m totally going to use “you only live once, you gotta think twice”.

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