Jasiri X: A Song for Trayvon

Posted: July 18, 2013 in activism, ethnicity, trayvon martin
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Jasiri X out of Pittsburgh has been the voice of consciousness for the hip-hop activist generation. His scathing lyrics about every topic from racial profiling, to America’s love affair with guns, keeps the people first and puts the commercialism last. He is a poet for a new generation of conscious politically savvy and engaged hip-hop.

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On this one, A Song For Trayvon, X performs at a gathering hosted by Kevin Powell, President of BK Nation. As usual his lyrics speak for themselves: “It’s Sunday, the God’s day, a day of rest
The NBA all stars are playing next
But right outside that same city
The celebratory atmosphere would change quickly
Who watching the game with me? You know lil Trayvon
Was repping 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 badly.”

Here is the video released last year as well:

Comments
  1. flyingcuttlefish says:

    What a GREAT tribute!!!
    Wordpress is BLOCKING most Trayvon Martin items from their ‘search’ feature. When you do a search they put out a lot of George Zimmerman fan club pages!
    Google/YouTube is even worse! > http://wp.me/pA5vn-2W8
    and . . .
    http://wp.me/pA5vn-2X0

    Like

  2. flyingcuttlefish says:

    CBS News – Fla. governor refuses to revisit “stand your ground” law
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57594497/fla-governor-refuses-to-revisit-stand-your-ground-law/

    There was a sit-in in his office …

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