Next up on the list of songs inspired by Ferguson is this monster track “Don’t Shoot” by The Game featuring Ricky Rozay (We need to stop saying Rick Ross before we get him sued again), 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Problem, Curren$y, King Pharaoh & TGT (Tyrese, Genuine, and Tank).
Soon after the release of the track I came across someone who asked me, “Should we take this seriously?” It’s the same question many have been asking of the song. It’s understandable that it’s so easy to not believe the message when it comes from the mouths of some artists who rap about partaking in gun violence on a regular basis. But maybe we should be giving them credit for putting those negative messages aside for a second and coming together to speak up on an issue that plagues so many communities. It may not be a “We Are The World”, but it’s done in the same sentiments, which is more than enough for me.
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“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.” – The Game via Rolling Stone