Rapper Jasiri X just dropped a new track that addresses the inferno of hate and murderous police activity in the USA.
When ever anything tragic happens in the African American community, many look to activist Jasiri X to make a song that either makes sense of the situation for them or putw their own feelings into verse. The recent mowing down of unarmed teenager Mike Brown was no exception to this rule.
“I never really wanted the role of Hip-Hop artist that speaks when something tragic happens in our community, but I guess it is what it is. I got so many calls, tweets, and texts from folks asking me to say something so here it is. It’s raw and angry because that’s how I feel about more Black death unjustly at the hands of the police. For Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, and Ezell Ford, I hope your lives are not in vain, and God brings your families peace. For my community, this won’t stop until we stop it, and the first step is unity. I called this song 212 degrees because that’s the boiling point. The lid is about to blow off this whole masquerade.”
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