Video: Jasiri X Releases ‘#10 Frisk Commandments’
New song gives directions on how to handle being ‘stopped and frisked’ by the police
Bruce Poinsette Of The Skanner News
July 20, 2012In an effort to promote activism against the NYPD’s controversial “Stop and Frisk” policy, rapper Jasiri X has released a new video titled the “#10 Frisk Commandments”.
The song is a remake of the Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 “Ten Crack Commandments”.
Jasiri X maintains the same rhyme scheme as the original track to list ten things people can do if they are ever in a situation where they get stopped and frisked.
The video, directed by Elon James White, also contains instructions on how to participate in anti-“Stop and Frisk” movements.
Jasiri X has also released other songs on the subject, including "Do We Need to Start a Riot?"
According to a report by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, 120 Black people have been killed by the police, security guards and "self-appointed vigilantes" in 2012, which translates into one every 40 hours.