Some of the biggest names in rap and hip-hop––including Diddy, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, and the Game––came together with a total of 14 artists all performing a track dedicated to Michael Brown and the unrest unfolding in Ferguson.
The track is titled “Don’t Shoot,” and the Game explained that it was borne from his witnessing the tragedy unfolding in Ferguson. He told Rolling Stone, “I am a black man with kids of my own that I love more than anything, and I cannot fathom a horrific tragedy like Michael Brown’s happening to them. This possibility has shaken me to my core. That is why this song must be made and why it was so easy for so many of my friends to come together and unite against the injustice.”
“Don’t Shoot” invokes themes of racial justice, and bringing up the deaths of other young black men like Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin, with lyrics like “They killing teens, they killing dreams” and “Shot down with his hands up, that’s what occurred.”
Listen to the song below:
[h/t Rolling Stone]
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