As the world reacts to the upsetting unrest that has been taking place in Ferguson Missouri in reaction to charges being dropped against Darren Wilson for Killing Michael Brown, the music world has naturally reacted as well. The most unified example of this came in the form of the song, “Don’t Shoot” by The Game featuring Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beats, Yo Gottie, Currensy, Problem, King Pharaoh & TGT), which was released back in August, but reactions from the world of entertainment didn’t end there. Seattle based rapper Macklemore was spotted in the mix of thousands at a local protest in his hometown by the local NBC affiliate with his hands up. When asked, he said that he indicated that he was there to help put the spotlight on the Michael Brown.
Macklemore addressed the difficulties with similar circumstances as a white man working in the African American rooted Hip Hop culture, watching the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin Tragety on his The Heist album cut “A Wake” Check out both that track and The Game’s “Don’t Shoot” tribute in the post’s related media below. For more on Macklemore’s Michael Brown Protest, click here.
The Game featuring Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beats, Yo Gottie, Currensy, Problem, King Pharaoh & TGT
“Don’t Shoot” (explicit)