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The Black Opera – “Fuckin Problem” (Remix) | New Music

December 18th, 2012 | by Sam Gould
The Black Opera – “Fuckin Problem” (Remix) | New Music
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Counter-cultural hip hop collective The Black Opera are firm believers in speaking truth to power, a phrase that originated from The Quaker faith, and on and their latest track, a political take on A$AP Rocky‘s single “Fuckin Problem,” they embrace another Quaker ideal – that of anti-violence, with a list of grievances addressing the ills of American society, not least in the wake of the Newtown CT school shooting, the issue of gun control and mental health.

“These automatic weapons is a fuckin’ problem” is the cry, and whilst it’s placed, somewhat clumsily, alongside issues such as prescription drugs, domestic abuse and Israel-Palestine, it’s one that needs to be heard more often in the hip hop community. The recourse to violence which the omnipresence of guns enables has plagued American inner cities year on year, and you’ve got a problem when this reaction is presented, as it sometimes is, as natural or just.

As they put it themselves, you’ve got a problem when people are willing to cause “99 problems” just to “keep it 1hunna.”

Listen to the Black Opera track below, and get hold of their latest album, Libretto: Of King Legend, here.