Rapper Ice Cube's new song 'Arrest the President' targets Donald Trump

11:08 AM | 12 Nov, 2018
Rapper Ice Cube's new song 'Arrest the President' targets Donald Trump
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NEW YORK -  American rap legend Ice Cube on Friday released a new political-based song with President Donald Trump squarely in the cross-hairs.

A cut from the gangsta rap pioneer's album set for a December release, the song Arrest the President does not explicitly mention Trump but touches on some of his administration's scandals including its controversial immigration policies and the probe into collision with Russia.

The West Coast rapper had teased the new track on Tuesday as American voters cast ballots in the heated midterm election seen as a test of Trump's presidency.

"Cuffs are ready," the rapper tweeted, posting a video clip previewing the song. "Get out there and vote."

Ice Cube seldom infuses his raps with blunt sociopolitical commentary.

F***tha Police — which became an anthem for people who felt maltreated by law enforcement when Ice Cube's former group N.W.A. released it in 1988 — has remained a rallying cry for activists protesting police brutality and racism.

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In 2017, Ice Cube reissued his 1991 album Death Certificate with several new tracks including Good Cop Bad Cop, which paid homage to the Black Lives Matter movement that evolved in response to a spate of killings of unarmed black men at the hands of police.