Pistol Politics marks a return to form for Paris, arguably one of the most politically outspoken artists in hip hop history. It is a fusion of some of the best gangsta and revolutionary rap talent ever, and serves as a musical statement of solidarity – and a much needed united front – against oppression and institutional racism in an age almost devoid of meaningful commentary in urban entertainment. It’s both a condemnation of society’s ills and a celebration of its virtues, emphasizing themes promoting unity, progression and community upliftment.
His third single and video, “Hard Truth Soldier (Redux),” features the trademark snarl and aggression that have made Paris a political rap stalwart, and serves as what he calls “a general statement of purpose, emphasizing the principles of self-love, self-reliance and self-determination.”
The album features WC (of Westside Connection); Tha Eastsidaz; E-40; KAM and more.
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