Music and melody have always carried the ability to reach further than just words alone.
And with the Trayvon Martin tragedy capturing headlines all over the red, white and blue, music and its respective artists have stepped up to the mic to make it loud and clear – the people will be heard.
Last week we brought you a list of some of the greatest and most memorable protest songs to date. “Imagine” by John Lennon, “What’s Goin On” by Marvin Gaye, “F*ck The Police” by N.W.A all made the list.
Jasiri X takes to The Throne’s “No Church In The Wild” instrumental and lays down some striking lyrics. In his closing line he says:
“And George Zimmerman wasn’t even arrested / the message is only white lives are protected in America.”
Both tracks underscore the raw emotion and empathy we hold in regards to the Trayvon Martin tragedy.
Trayvon Martin Tribute by Chaka Khan"A Song for Trayvon" by Jasiri X - LIVE FROM BROOKLYN, NY