Soul singer Raheem Devaughn released a moving tribute to the late Trayvon Martin featuring rapper Styles P.
The song starts off with an excerpt from President Obama’s statement following the Zimmerman verdict where he stated “…If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon Martin.” (scroll to the bottom to listen )
The song goes onto to reflect on various possible life moments that were snatched from Martin’s life because of his death.
Dear assassinator, dear murderer
Did you ever stop to think
That I coulda been a teacher, a preacher or played power forward
That I coulda been a surgeon, a father, a grandpa one day
But you, YOU’RE A DREAM KILLER….
The song ends with an excerpt from a news report detailing the death of unarmed teenager Jordan Davis who was murdered in Jacksonville, Florida because he and his friends were playing their music too loud, saying:
“Seventeen-year-old Jordan Russell Davis was fatally shot and killed by a forty-five year old man by the name of Michael Dunn. Now apparently Michael Dunn was in Jacksonville, Florida for his son’s wedding. And he pulled up next to a sports utility vehicle in a red car, and he noticed that the music was too loud — he couldn’t handle the loud music. So he rolled down his window, and he asked the guys in the car to turn it down. Somehow, a verbal altercation ensued, and it gets to a point where Michael Dunn gets a gun, and he starts shooting at the several black men in the car, okay…?”
What do you think of the song?