After spending weeks in a drug rehabilitation center to kick marijuana addiction, Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy is back to his grustle with a new tribute track called “Trayon Martin.”
Clearly upset with murder suspect George Zimmerman, Scrappy does not hold back his feelings on the new track.
“Can’t just kill a motherf*cker for no reason and get away with it short,” Scrappy says on the song’s introduction. “I’m sick and I’m nauseous, this is obnoxious — we were reaching for freedom, now we’re seeking out justice/Then they get away with it/Like they paid off the judges/Mama and dad cried, sad that their son died/It’s killers on TV, telling these foolish lies” (“Trayvon Martin”)
Along with being referenced by high-profile celebrities like Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy and the entire Miami Heat team, Martin’s name has made its way onto songs including Skillz’s “Rap Up 2012.”
“Common threw a shot at Drake but he ain’t wanna catch it,” Skillz raps. “Giants won the Super Bowl plus that whole corny madness, Linsanity had New York on fire like wasabi/And you couldn’t go anywhere, without hearing about Blue Ivy/Congrats to Jay and B, for adding to they crew/I mean why was y’all so shocked, ain’t that what married people do?/And I’m still in my hoody ’cause this violence ain’t stopping/Hope we see justice for the young and Trayvon Martin” (“Rap Up 2012″)
Zimmerman could find himself locked up behind bars for years if convicted on a manslaughter charge.
George Zimmerman can still be convicted of manslaughter if the jury can’t agree on a second-degree murder verdict, the judge in the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer’s trial ruled Thursday. The six-member all-female jury is expected to get the case, in which Zimmerman is accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, as early as Friday. Defense lawyers, who say Zimmerman acted in self-defense, argued against including manslaughter instructions to the jury. When prosecutors sought other lesser charges — including felony murder based on a charge of child abuse — Zimmerman attorney Don West lashed out in court. (Fox News)
Even with his life on the line, Zimmerman has decided not to testify.
After nearly 17 months at the center of the highly charged case, George Zimmerman told a Florida judge that he would not testify at his murder trial. “What is your decision sir,” asked Judge Debra Nelson “After consulting with counsel, not to testify your honor,” Zimmerman replied. The defense promptly rested its case. Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, 17, on Feb. 26, 2012. Zimmerman maintains that he shot Martin in self-defense. If convicted of second degree murder, Zimmerman could be sentenced to 25 years to life. (ABC News)
Check out Lil Scrappy’s “Trayvon Martin” track: