George Zimmerman’s ‘Not Guilty’ verdict in the murder of Trayvon Martin elicited a lot of responses last week leading to a boycott of Florida by Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and more. Last week on Twitter, @blackrosetyler asked @mykectown and @kbinge should hip hop respond to the Zimmerman not guilty verdict. While hip hop hasn’t been exactly quiet with a number of tribute songs dropping last week from Young Jeezy to Wyclef Jean and more, we take a broader look at hip hop’s role in the Zimmerman trial and murder of Trayvon Martin. We rounded up the crew and a few guests of the show, Blake and Kelly, to answer the question and if a response is warranted, how does hip hop go about doing so. Listen to what we have to say and let us know what you think in the comment section. And please, be reasonable and respectful.
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I think if people feel something in the heart then they should fight for what they believe in… like this guy at http://www.hulkshare.com/e2ebvizpst1c said it the best when it comes to tributes to trayvon!
Let me preface my statements by saying that I’m a huge fan of Booker T. Washington and his writings. I thought the man was an absolute genius. Now, on to this conversation. These rallies are admirable, but I’m pretty indifferent towards them and to be honest I really don’t want to hear hip-hop’s opinion on this subject. I have a mind for myself and I can form my own opinion. In addition, I think that it’s alarming that hip-hop should feel ANY obligation to speak out because if we live in a society where music becomes more like a moral code instead of art. That’s terrifying. Instead of rallying, why don’t we better ourselves as people? Clean up the projects and make them educated? In short, pick up a book instead of a picket sign. Bottom line is that if we as a people(not just blacks, but all Americans) make strides to become better parents, strong willed, and educated then not only would the profiling be less likely but it would be unnecessary. Once you open your mind to reading and learning you won’t want to be a thug, you won’t want to dress a certain way, you won’t want to speak in an inarticulate manner. Instead of complaining about not getting respect MAKE people respect you. That’s just my opinion though. Great discussion DEHH. You guys are a step above the rest.