ANM - Trigger Happy Cop

The 100 Best Rap Singles of 1990: A.N.M.

Before Mike D found fame with the Screwed Up Click, he starred in A.N.M., a short-lived group signed to Lil Troy's production company.

A.N.M.
“Trigger Happy Cop” (JR Records)

“Trigger Happy Cop,” a single from A.N.M.’s (Anti Nigger Machine) 1991 album Let the Message Rize, is a protest track broadcast straight from “South Park News.” Rasul and Mike D rap forcefully over a funky beat and turntable cuts assembled by Bruce “Grim” Rhodes, and their angry voices ride over melodies from Vaughan Mason and Crew’s “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll” and Sly & The Family Stone’s “You Can Make It If You Try.” “They say they protect and serve, that’s bullshit!” they shout in unison. “It’s a shame, you could lose the life ya got/Shot, popped by a trigger-happy cop.” Despite its raw power, the single went nowhere.

Originally published on criticalminded.com.

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