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Inside the Complicated History of Anti-Cop Anthem ‘Sound of Da Police’

The 1993 song reinvigorated KRS-One’s career — and against all odds became a Hollywood (and police) favorite

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1992, KRS-One was at a crossroads. After a string of three gold records, his group, Boogie Down Productions, had only sold 250,000 copies of its most recent…