Artist: Fatima Al Qadiri
Title: Brute
Year: 2016 
Label: Hyperdub
12” LP


Brute is a protest album inspired by the 2015 protests in  cities such as Baltimore and Ferguson. The album is a responses to the authoritarian power of law enforcement in the United States. Brute features samples of the Ferguson protest, an MSNBC report of Occupy Wall Street by Lawrence O'Donnell, and an interview with a former member of the LAPD

The album art is by Josh Kline, Babok Radboy, and Joerg Lohse, and features a photograph of one of the "police teletubbies" found in Kline's art piece "Freedom," which was intended to present how civil rights were being destroyed in the 21st century.