The Game and lots of his friends have collaborated on “Don’t Shoot,” a politically charged track about Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri. The song brings together the talents of 15 rappers and singers to use the power of voice and verse to comment on the ongoing situation.
The Game says:
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.”
This is isn’t the first time we’ve seen a rapper speak out—i.e. J Cole‘s “Be Free” and comments made by Killer Mike—however it is the biggest collective effort seen thus far. Listen and judge for yourself below.