The George Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin is winding down, but Lil Scrappy is doing his part to help make sure no one forgets about the young Black man’s murder. The Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta rapper drops “Trayvon Martin,” and ode to the teen that was gunned down shortly after his sixteenth birthday.
“I’m Trayvon Martin, I’m Trayvon Martin, I’m Trayvon Martin, in a hoodie, I can walk anywhere I want/Don’t shoot me, I can do anything I want,” goes the song’s hook. The rhymes are written from Martin’s perspective and also comment on the circumstances of his death.
“See I don’t play with folk children, so you why you come follow me?/It’s self-defense, ain’t nobody harming me,” raps Scrappy.
Props to Scrappy for using his music to provide social commentary. Listen to “Trayvon Martin” below.