Troy Davis' Execution Will Undoubtedly Unleash A Slew of New Protest Raps

Posted by Billyjam, September 21, 2011 10:18pm | Post a Comment
Jasiri X "I Am Troy Davis (T.R.O.Y.)" (2011)

There's already been several hip-hop songs written & recorded about Troy Davis, including the moving song & accompanying video above by Jasiri X who expertly reworks Pete Rock & CL Smooth''s 1992 classic "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)." But following the 42 year old Davis' execution late tonight (Weds Sept 21) in a Georgia State Prison by lethal injection, and the controversy it has already fueled, you can expect a slew of new hip-hop songs expressing outrage over the execution of Davis - who many believe to be innocent - and outrage at the United States Supreme Court for refusing to step in after Davis' lawyer had pleaded with the court to examine “substantial constitutional errors” in the murder trial of a Savannah police officer.

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