The Game, Diddy and Swizz Beatz Create Song for Mike Brown (Listen)

The Game & Diddy Create Song For Michael Brown

In keeping  with hip-hop’s tradition of standing united in difficult times, many of the culture’s MC’s united for a song in honor of deceased teen Michael Brown.

Essence.com reports that the anthem, titled “Don’t Shoot” is the brainchild of rapper The Game, who personally felt the impact of Brown’s death in relation to his own family.

“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.”

In addition to Diddy and Swizz Beatz and the Game, “Don’t Shoot” features Rick Ross2 ChainzFabolousWaleDJ KhaledYo GottiCurren$yProblemKing Pharaoh and TGT (TyreseGinuwine and Tank). All sales from the newly released song, which was released on iTunes Wednesday, will be donated to Justice for Mike Brown GoFundMe account.

To listen to “Don’t Shoot,” click on the image below. To purchase the song, on iTunes, click here.

Luke James – Album Cover/Tracklist/Features

Luke James is preparing to release his debut album on September 23rd. The self titled disc features Rick Ross.

Take a look at the deluxe edition cover (up top) as well as the standard edition and tracklist below. The album will be available for pre-order on September 9th.

Luke James Tracklisting

1. “Love XYZ”
2. “Dancing in the Dark”
3. “Don’t Do It” (Interlude)
4. “Trouble”
5. “The Run”
6. “Glass House”
7. “Exit Wounds”
8. “TimeX” (Interlude)
9. “Options” feat. Rick Ross
10. “Insane / Bombin’ Out” (Interlude)
11. “I Want You”
12. “Exposé”

Deluxe Edition

13. “Make Love to Me”
14. “Options” (WolfJames Version)
15. “Stay With Me”

*Tracks 1, 5, 7, 8, 10 produced by Danja
*Tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 14 produced by The Alliance
*Track 11 produced by Kadis & Sean
*Track 13 produced by Salaam Remi
*Tracks 3, 15 produced by Luke James

Ma$e – Politically Incorrect

 

Ma$e speaks out on the injustice he sees going on in America as people like George Zimmerman and police officer Darren Wilson appear to be getting away with the murders of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

 

This is Ma$e like we’ve never heard him before… “Politically Incorrect.”

 

Chris Brown – X

Chris Brown releases the title track off of his forthcoming album entitled X. The singer’s sixth studio LP is scheduled to be drop on September 16th.

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T.I. – Skylar Grey – New National Anthem

The recent deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of police have many in the black community angry. T.I. joins a growing number of artists who are voicing their opinion via new songs. Listen to Tip’s “New National Anthem” featuring Skylar Grey.

New National Anthem Lyrics

Intro:

I know radio prolly aint gonna play this….but chopper going off in the hood man like Afghanistan or the Gaza strip somewhere man.

Yeah, we here it so much we probably numb to it by now.

After all, it’s the American way right?

Hook:

Home of the brave and free (It’s America)
Free just to murder me (land of the handgun)
Land of the beautiful (home of the shotgun)
Cursed by the hate we throw (You’re dead if you ain’t got one)
Is this the new national anthem (It was like this before I got here baby, I ain’t do it)
Is this the new national anthem (I ain’t start it, I’m just a part of it)

Verse 1:

You say this the home of the brave I guess
I say this the home of the K’s and the vets
All alone with the J’s smoking yay cause he stressed
On chrome with a Tek taught to spray for respect
I learned from the best used to stay in the “jects”
Bought work from the vets burning rubber in the vets
This as good as it gets used to play with the rats
Then I got older and learned stay away from the rats
God blessed this n****, to hustle up and make eight figures
Turned from a goon to a great young n****
No complaining just doing what it take young n****
I was raised in a decade of hate young n****
Always dodging polices because they hate young n*****
And we hate them too, 38 in him shoe
All the changes the system will take him through
He ain’t a killer but he will if you make him do it
Homicide he’ll ride, they’ll put him on trial
Let him have a life sentence then do it with a smile
And he only 19, he ain’t even had a child
As a child, told his mama he’ll be gone for a while
And she cried, still they just put him inside
Now she all on her own because her other son died
Listen to the politician as he lied and he lied
He a snake in a suit, trying to hide in disguise

Hook:

Home of the brave and free (well damn officer what did I do)
Free just to murder me (Naw hold up man don’t shoot, I live over there)
Land of the beautiful (a man what you doin)
Cursed by the hate we throw (you trippin dawg)
Is this the new national anthem (how many times has that ever happened to you, what the f*** do you know about being a black man in america)
Is this the new national anthem (And you wonder why we walk around with straps)

Verse 2:

For the stars and the stripes prison bars and the pipe
Young n**** rolling weed in a cigar he can light
Bang red either blue selling hard and the white
Live by the gun, never run from a fight
Trayvon in a hoodie, walking through the neighborhood he
Didn’t do s*** to buddy, he didn’t have to die did he?
I guess it’s because his dad was a judge in the city
They didn’t want him in the pen with the thugs that could get him
A jury of his peers said all was forgiven
But touch one of mine, right or wrong, I’ma kill them
Fill them with the lead like they put in Martin Luther King’s head
Like they killed Malcolm X, Edgar Hoover did that
You can catch me in the hood where they shooting n***** at
They don’t know if Neighborhood or the Hoovers did that
Whether Piru or VLs or GDs wit me we
Down to uprise from the OG’s to peewees

Hook 3:

Home of the brave and free (Don’t get it f***** up)
Free just to murder me (If you ain’t found something you’re willing to die for, you ain’t fit to live)
Land of the beautiful (To get something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done)
Cursed by the hate we throw (I’ma die by mine)
Is this the new national anthem
Is this the new national anthem

Outro:

Let me ask you something. If the kids are the future, tell me why you can get more for being C.O., than you can for being a teacher. Tell me why it means more to the government to pay the people who got to watch over the prisoners, more than the people who got to keep the children from becoming prisoners. That make sense? Tell me why 9 ounces of crack will get you more time than a rape right now. Tell me why them crazy white boys can tote a gun but I can’t right now. Yea I had felonies, I done did dirt in the streets, but I ain’t ever gave it to anybody that didn’t deserve it. You know what I mean? I ain’t ever ran in no public place with no pistol shooting no innocent people. I ain’t never ran in no school, killing no kids. Man this is the result of you refusing to deal with the issues at hand. We are a product of the environment you placed us in…we aint do it…we just lived through it.

Hook 4:

Home of the brave and free (message to my people)
Free just to murder me (stop waiting on folk to help you, help yourself, it starts with you)
Land of the beautiful (get yourself out , reach back, get somebody else out)
Cursed by the hate we throw (and that’s the way we’re going to get ahead)
Is this the new national anthem (sittin around waiting on government to do something for us aint never gonna happen partner they don’t give a f*** about us)
Is this the new national anthem but don’t play into their hand partner, you making it easy for em, hell is you doin)

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