Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross is keeping slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown‘s memory alive courtesy of his new “Black & White” remix.
The “Bawse” released his revamped anthem, which comes packed with rappers Stalley, Gunplay and Killer Mike, this weekend.
In a new song titled “Black & White,” more rappers voice their opinions on the tragic events and death of Mike Brown this past summer in Ferguson, Missouri. Rick Ross’s new song “Black & White” is no different from the other hip-hop activism songs as Ross is heard rapping on the chorus: “Tear gas all through the night/N***as thugging out in Ferguson so get it right.” (Design N Trend)
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Rap heavyweights Game, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and more recently hooked up to release their tribute-driven “Don’t Shoot” anthem last month.
“Time to take a stand and save our future/ Like we all got shot, we all got shot/ Throwing up our hands, don’t let ’em shoot us,” the chorus rings out. From there, we get verses that mix anger, sadness and critique from Game, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and TGT, as well as an intro from DJ Khaled. (MTV)
A few days prior, Hot Boys’ Turk spoke to SOHH about being motivated by Roc Nation stud J. Cole‘s “Be Free” tribute to pen the new “Hands Up.”
“It had to be done. J. Cole, you know, shout-out to J. Cole, he actually released his new track and he’s singing on it and I was inspired by his own record. So I gotta shout him out. My producer Joey Did This, he sent me a track and I just went him. It took me some time. I would say it took me about thirty minutes to write the verse. I wrote two verses and I called my engineer and told him to meet me in the studio. I set up the time, did the song and just released it.” (SOHH)
Despite ample celebrities discussing the teen’s tragic death on social media, J. Cole recently stressed the importance of actually heading to Missouri.
“We came down here to feel it, ’cause this is history, and we wanna be a part of this just like everybody else,” he said, adding that he felt like, “it coulda been you, it coulda been me, it coulda been our best friends. … At one point in time, me and [my friend] were sitting in the crib talking about this all the time. ‘This is f-ked up!’ And we was young. And we was 20. And we was passionate. It’s like, life goes on, and n–as start worrying about Instagram and reality TV, and ‘What’s popping,’ and ‘I got kids,’ and life happens. And a lot of distractions. Unfortunately, last week, it was the same old, ‘This is f-ked up,’ and this week, it’s like, ‘What can we do?'” (Complex)