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Jasiri X's Song & Video in Outrage Over Florida Teen Trayvon Martin's Murder

Posted by Billyjam, March 19, 2012 08:54pm | Post a Comment
       
 Jasiri X "Trayvon" (March 19th, 2012)

In response to the recent shooting death of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin at the hands of a trigger-happy, self-appointed neighborhood watch leader named George Zimmerman who believed Martin looked "suspicious," rapper Jasiri X today released the song and video "Trayvon." The Chicago-born, Pittsburg, PA-based artist/activist recorded the song and its accompanying video in protest of and outrage over the unjust killing combined with the fact that Zimmerman, who did not deny shooting the unarmed youth, was not arrested at the scene nor has he been charged (at the time of this post) since the killing that took place over three weeks ago on February 26th.

In  "Trayvon," Jasiri X gives a detailed play by play of the events that went down three weeks ago when the 17-year-old was visiting his father for the weekend in the gated Florida community. He stepped out of his dad's house, taking a break from watching basketball on TV, to walk to the store to buy Skittles and ice tea. An excerpt of some of these lyrics follow below. In the video above you will see how the aritist also weaves in other incidents of young, black males being victimized, including that famous video footage of an unarmed Oscar Grant been shot by BART police on New Year's Day a few years ago. To get a free download of this song click here.

"Who watching the game with me you know lil Trayvon Was reppin his home town D Wade and LeBron
He had just came up from Miami to see his daddy Who knew such a great weekend would end so badly
In a place where you move because it's safe for your family
But some people got a ingrown hate for your family
Halftime just a short brake from the slammin'
Bout to go to the store lil cuz you want some candy?
Bet I grab you some skittles kid I'll be right back in a little bit .
.......... And George Zimmerman wasn't even arrested
The message is only white lives are protected in America"

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