T.I., B.o.B Respond To Michael Brown Shooting
The rappers have shared their thoughts on the recent shooting of an unarmed teenager killed by a police officer...
Bobby Ray has released a hard-hitting self-produced record, 'New Black', which hears him praying for those involved and asking his community to bring about peaceful change.
“I’m just on some black mob s**t / The best way to protest is hit ‘em where it hurts, their pockets / It’s time to boycott s**t,” he declares.
He ends the powerful song with a sermon: “We gotta stop saying the same things and just do something different,” adds B.o.B.
“All this energy that we’re putting into protesting, we should put it into our community, put it into starting businesses, put it into your kids.”
While Atlanta rapper T.I. has shared an 'open letter to America', regarding the situation as rioting continues to occur.
"Look at us....America has created a monster. The result of ignoring & mishandling an already fragile spirited, recently enslaved, presently oppressed race/generation of people."
T.I. goes on to add: "Although I DO NOT support the negative responses & actions of my people in light of dis tragedy....I WILL NOT condone your lack of effort to show any urgency to improve the treatment of our people, nor the living conditions in our communities."
You can read the full letter on T.I.'s Instagram page.