Music Activism Is Dead? Artists Highly Vocal on Trayvon Martin Decision

After George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, many were upset and disappointed by the jury’s verdict.

Several artists in support of Trayvon Martin have reacted, as well.

During a concert in Nashville, Tennessee,  Beyonce announced, “I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon,” about 30 minutes after the verdict was made public.

Young Jeezy, Public Enemy, Wyclef Jean, The Roots’ Questlove, and Lil Scrappy were also among many to voice strong opinions, releasing videos and tracks dedicated to Martin.

Perhaps, no one really cares what Lil Scrappy has to say about the nitty grittiness of the justice system. Yet, there is no doubt that musicians have an undeniable presence – if not influence- when saturating their fans with their general opinions however trite or genuine.

5 Responses

  1. Someone With a Brain

    You sir, are an asshole. Regardless of your race.

  2. Bob

    Congrats, buddy; even with the things that pass for “news” here, including all the music streaming bashing, you have managed to write one of the most retarded things I’ve ever read.

  3. rikki

    bebeebeeg nigggggahhhh iwanna smok blunt allldae….im useless

    What these idiot need to promote is a WAR ON EBONICS…..but then record sales will plummet and they will have to get real jobs…..yeah right.

  4. JJ

    Wait a minute Rikki…did you really just propose that they declare war on ebonics with all of those typos in your response? Sweep around your own front door, with respect to grammar, before you come for these rappers.