Canadian Cops Are Spreading PSAs Through Rap Lyrics Because Life Is Hell

Canadian Cops Are Spreading PSAs Through Rap Lyrics Because Life Is Hell
While plenty of American cops spend their time clashing with urban youths at Black Lives Matter protests and occasionally arresting rappers because of the content of their lyrics, Canadian police departments have a different approach to hip-hop culture. Specifically, they've turned rap lyrics into groanworthy public service announcements.

It all started in Kindersley, SK, where the local police department posted a painfully cringeworthy "parody" of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby." Their version is all about buying winter tires and wearing your seatbelt when driving through icy conditions:
 
 

Alright stop! Collaborate and listen, Snow is back and these roads are glistenin'The snow grabs a hold of me...

Posted by Kindersley RCMP on Tuesday, November 24, 2015


The post launched something of a cop rap cypher as police departments from throughout Western Canada engaged in the godawful practice. Here's the Edmonton Police Service, offering a take on the Fresh Prince theme:
 
 

Now, this is a story all about howMy car got flipped-turned upside downAnd I'd like to take a minuteJust sit right...

Posted by Edmonton Police Service on Wednesday, 25 November 2015



Meanwhile, the horndogs at the Calgary Police Service took on "Baby Got Back":
 
 

I hate winter and I cannot lieYou other drivers can't denyWhen a storm blows in with an icy, snowy glazeAnd a snow...

Posted by Calgary Police Service on Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Then, bringing it all full circle, the Kindersley police offered up a version of the Spice Girls' "Wannabe":
 

DJ Mountie hits it one more time!Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want, So tell me what you want,...

Posted by Kindersley RCMP on Wednesday, November 25, 2015


If you're not covered in full-body embarrassment chills just yet, it gets even worse. Global Edmonton did a report on the rap battle, and one chipper newscaster opted to rap the lyrics himself. Watch it below.

If anything, this entire experience has made us never want to wear a seatbelt again.

 
 
Police rap battle about winter driving takes off on social media

It all started with a tweet from Kindersley RCMP on Tuesday - a winter driving message that took the form of an epic, 1990 rap jam. Now, several groups are joining in, including the Edmonton and Calgary police services. Slav Kornik explains on the Morning News - and by explains, we mean he raps.For full lyrics, click here: http://glbn.ca/V6yXo

Posted by Global Edmonton on Thursday, November 26, 2015