An army of rappers has embarked on a musical journey to protest the shooting of Michael Brown with a brand new song called “Don’t Shoot.”
In light of the Aug. 9 incident, The Game invited his rapper and R&B colleagues to collaborate on a project that they hope will finally bring justice to the unarmed teen who was fatally shot by a police officer in Missouri.
“The issues in Ferguson really hit home for me, and I feel compelled to use my musical platform to address this,” The Game told Rolling Stone. “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.”
Among the featured artists who were also moved by the injustice: Diddy, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Fabolous, DJ Khaled, Wale, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, King Pharaoh, Problem, and R&B group TGT.
“I managed to get everyone on board fairly easy, simply because we have the hearts,” The Game stated. “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.”
All of the money raised from the iTunes sales will contribute directly to the Justice for Mike Brown GoFundMe account.