Sound of da Police

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"Sound of da Police"
Single by KRS-One
from the album Return of the Boom Bap
B-side "Hip Hop vs. Rap"
Released December 6, 1993
Format CD single
Recorded 1993
Genre Hip hop, Conscious hip hop, Protest song
Length 4:18
Label Jive
Producer(s) Showbiz
KRS-One singles chronology
"Outta Here"
"Sound of da Police"
"MC's Act Like They Don't Know"
Music sample

"Sound of da Police" is the second and final single from rapper KRS-One's first solo album, Return of the Boom Bap. The song begins with KRS-One whooping twice to evoke a police siren (the "sound of the police"); this recurs several times throughout the song. This song was used in the trailer for Cop Out. "Sound of da Police" was released as a CD single featuring a b-side, "Hip-Hop vs. Rap". The song is produced by Showbiz from DITC. The heavy bass sample loop was taken from Grand Funk Railroad's cover of Inside-Looking Out, the final track their not quite eponymous LP Grand Funk (album). The song was also used the 2015 video game Battlefield Hardline.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Michael Lucero.[1]


  1. ^ " - Michael Lucero technician videography". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 

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