"Bop Gun (One Nation)" is the fourth single from Ice Cube's fifth album, Lethal Injection. It samples the Funkadelic song "One Nation Under a Groove". It reached number 6 on the Hot Rap Singles chart and number 23 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.
The term "Bop Gun" was invented and popularized by Parliament and George Clinton in the 1977 song "Bop Gun (Endangered Species)". It is "shot" at the funkless people and fills their heart with funk and enlightenment from false ideology. (George Clinton's Funkcyclopedia)
The video for the single portrays a crazy houseparty at George Clinton's, was directed by Cameron Casey and also features Bootsy Collins and WC. In the ending the music stops with a fadeout and we can finally catch George Clinton holding the Bop Gun.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||# 23|
|U.S. US R&B / Hip-Hop||# 21|
|Hot Rap Singles||# 6|
|UK Singles Chart||# 22|