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Teen rapper records song about being in a police standoff, while literally in a police standoff

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When a veritable army of heavily armed SWAT cops surrounded Josh Jackson’s house in Fort Collins, Colo. late Monday night, the 19-year-old suspect — wanted for allegedly threatening his roommate with a knife — saw an opportunity for a little improvisational creativity.

Jackson, an aspiring rapper who goes by the name Adequate Advocate, recorded a song called “police are trying to murder me as I write this” as the police were literally creeping up on his house to storm inside.

On a video recording of the song shot in what appears to be his bedroom during the standoff, Jackson seems to keep his composure remarkably well while singing about the hellstorm of law enforcement gathering outside his very door.

“Hey, yo, today’s August 5, 2013,” he begins. “And yo, this verse is clean and mean. And yo, the police think I’m a fiend. That’s why, literally, right now they’re outside my house.”

Fort Collins police responded in eyebrow-raising force to the threat call, surrounding his one-story rental with at least 15 marked police cars as well as a SWAT armored vehicle. A police commander said the level of response was justified, telling a local reporter that Jackson has a history of resisting police.

Halfway through his rap, Jackson attempts to throw off the cops by turning out the light while still busting out the rhymes. The video ends abruptly when the SWAT team throws a flash-bang grenade at him.

“Oh shit!” Jackson said, not missing a beat in his song. “You heard the blast!”

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