With knife-wielding madmen prowling New York's blood-soaked streets, a courageous musician — nay, poet — sang truth to power and blamed the city's leadership for the recent violence.
"Mayor de Blasio/ He brought it to town./ There's a fashion in Manhattan./ It's called slashin', yo," the singing sage growls in a 1:54 video posted Friday morning.
"We got the slashin' blues!/ You walking down the street/ on your two feet/ some guy comes up/ and slash you in the face," said the man who goes by the Youtube handle messiahsez.
Gotham's guitar hero debuted his latest opus after a spate of slashings across the city.
A cabbie may never smile normally again after a passenger slashed him Tuesday.
And a man who cut a line outside a SoHo clothing store was slashed across the face for cutting in line Thursday afternoon.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has tried to downplay the string of attacks saying they are not part of a pattern, but rather seem more frequent because of increased police and media attention.
"A couple of weeks ago we were talking about rapes," the commissioner said.
"Before that it was shootings. Before that it was murder."