LISTEN: Eric Garner’s Family Releases Song in His Memory

The family of Eric Garner released a new song this week to honor the life of their relative.

In “This Ends Today,” Garner’s daughter Erica Garner and relative Steven Flagg rap about the pain they feel over their family member’s death while Garner’s last words, “I can’t breathe,” play over the track.

“The pain in my hear still refuses to heal,” raps Flagg on the track. “Today some police be plotting to kill.”

The pre-chorus includes an audio clip of the Rev. Al Sharpton speaking at Garner’s funeral.

“This ends today,” the chorus pleads.

The 43-year old Eric Garner died July 17 after being placed in a chokehold by a New York City Police Department officer.

Erica Garner told the New York Daily News that this is the first song she has ever recorded.

“It just came from the heart,” she told the paper. “It’s the first time I ever recorded. We want to get it out there on the radio, anywhere, so as many people as possible hear it.”

Garner’s other daughter, Emerald Garner, told People magazine last month that she stands by the NYPD in the wake of the murder of two police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were reportedly killed in retaliation for the deaths of Garner and Michael Brown.

“I just had to come out and let their family know that we stand with them, and I’m going to send my prayers and condolences to all the families who are suffering through this tragedy,” Garner told the magazine.

Listen to “This Ends Today,” by Erica Garner, in full above.

 


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