The Game Enlists Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz And More On Ferguson Inspired ‘Don’t Shoot’
Good job, hip-hop!
In the wake of the shooting death of unarmed teen Mike Brown, rapper The Game enlists an all-star cast of hip-hop’s biggest names to pay tribute to the 18 year old, as well as bring about awareness to the many young black men and women killed at the hands of law enforcement.
“Don’t Shoot” features Diddy, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and R&B group TGT made up of Tyrese, Tank and Ginuwine. When asked why he choose to honor Brown’s life, Game said he wanted to use his platform for some good.
“The issues in Ferguson really hit home for me and I feel compelled to use my musical platform to address this,” says Game. “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. I managed to get everyone on board fairly easy, simply because we have the hearts. We care and are inclined to take a positive approach to resolving an issue that has existed since the beginning of mankind and that is RACISM and hatred towards one another as human beings.”
To listen to the moving tribute, CLICK HERE