Dem boy wanna talk like dem wanna gon come

from Common – A Letter to the Law on Rap Genius


Common often uses a Patois accent throughout this poem to emphasize that the line is being said by a, presumably, Jamaican patois.

The accent is reminiscent of the Cops theme song, “bad boys, bad boys, whatchya gonna do? Whatchya gonna do when they come for you?”

In communities where police misconduct is rampant, the poor black and Latino men don’t stand a chance at mounting any self defense

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