You'd rather see, me in the pen
Than me and Lorenzo rolling in a Benz-o

from N.W.A – Fuck The Police Lyrics on Rap Genius


Lorenzo Jerald Patterson is MC Ren’s real name; Cube is saying that policemen would rather that NWA were in the penitentiary than driving around in a Mercedez-Benz

This epic line inspired later generations of rappers to voice a similar sentiment and shows the lasting cultural significance of N.W.A.’s then-unprecedented violent critique of the police and our political system.

This line is later referenced in Dr.Dre’s “What’s The Difference?”

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