News: Wyclef Jean Releases Trayvon Martin Tribute [Video]

Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 7:09PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In light of former Florida neighborhood watch worker George Zimmerman being found not guilty for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, political activist Wyclef Jean has released a visual to his "Justice" tribute song.

Hours after Zimmerman was acquitted, Jean unveiled the emotional music video.

Wyclef is up next to pay a respect to Trayvon Martin, following Young Jeezy last night. The Fugees rapper waited until the unfortunate not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial to release the visual treatment to his heartfelt Trayvon Martin tribute 'Justice'. (HHNM)

He released the hard-hitting wake-up call back in April 2012.

A hoodie-clad Wyclef Jean sings about Trayvon Martin's killing in a new music video called "Justice (If You're 17)." "If you're 17 with a hoodie on watch out for the neighborhood watcher / If you at the right neighborhood at the wrong time neighborhood watcher / this might be your last call to your girlfriend," the lyrics of the song say. (Washington Post)

Over the weekend, Atlanta's Young Jeezy spoke out on the publicized case with the unveil of his "It's A Cold World" tribute.

Young Jeezy reacts to George Zimmerman being found not guilty in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by releasing the song "It's a Cold World." In the track Jeezy posted on his Twitter and Facebook pages Saturday, the Atlanta rapper discusses the untimely deaths of his friends over a somber, electronic hip-hop ballad. He raps, "I'm like losing homies everyday, I'm like kill somebody else. If nothing else, I'mma do it for Trayvon. That's on a stack of bibles at least two or three Korans." Jeezy said he is not trying to take advantage of Martin's death. "I am in no way shape, form, or fashion am trying to capitalize off of the latest series of events," he said in a statement. "These are my true feelings and my form of expression about it." (Yahoo News)

A few days ago, Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy dropped his "Trayvon Martin" tribute.

As closing arguments were underway in the George Zimmerman trial, Lil Scrappy released a song titled "Trayvon Martin." Zimmerman is accused of second degree murder trial in the death of the Florida teenager. The case is expected to go to the jury on Friday. In the song, the Love & Hip Hop star sings about getting "legal justice" or "street justice" for the Black civil rights. In a statement to RumorFix, Scrappy explains, "I did this song because it doesn't seem like anyone is stepping up to stand up against this racism. I have had a lot of time lately to read and think. If no one stands up we all are gonna fall." Lil Scrappy recently completed a 30 day in-patient drug rehabilitation program and now visits with young people in schools to encourage them to say no to drugs. (RumorFix)

Check out the music video:

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