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ApeFace – Swine [Audio]

Calgary, AB – Calgary-based MC-producer ApeFace (AKA: The Dirty Sample) just hit us with his latest single entitled “Swine” off his forthcoming LP, The Golden Triangle. ApeFace delivers a grimy underground anti-cop joint that samples (what sounds to be) pigs oinking. Hence the title “Swine,” I suppose. The police frequently get referred to as “pigs.” So think of this as a much more passive aggressive take on what N.W.A did with “F**k Tha Police.”

The track kicks off with a newscast voiceover about “troublemakers” who have turned a peaceful protest into a “violent burst of chaos.” Of course – at this point – we’re expecting the voiceover to tell us about the antics of some jerky civilian hooligans. But then the voiceover continues: “The troublemakers carried pepper spray and guns, and were wearing badges.” And there you have it – the police were the troublemakers who turned the peaceful protest upside-down.

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ApeFace uses this track to question the law enforcement system – and that’s putting it lightly: “What kind of person it take to be a cop?” Then he goes off on everything he doesn’t like about the police. A few F-bombs happen. And he finishes by questioning, “Who keeps giving all these guns to these assholes?”

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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