The Most Distasteful Hip-Hop Tributes to Trayvon Martin
If you don't have anything nice to say...
There was a time when rappers couldn't wait to show off their latest crib, car and clothes. But now, it seems like they can't wait to name-drop the latest news topic - but not in a "Hip-Hop is CNN or Black people"-type way as Chuck D once said, more in a "I'm just saying it because it fits"-type way.
Need examples? Check out these songs where somebody figured it would be a good idea to name-drop Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and hoodies in ways that aren't very fitting, considering the situation.
Offender: Rick Ross
In a cameo on Usher's new song "Let Me See It," Rawse drops a line saying: "Chanel hoodie on, looking like Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman don’t want it." Ross' delusions of grandeur rise again.
Offender: Donald Glover aka "Childish Gambino"
Glover gets paid to tell jokes for a living. He then uses that money to fund his career as a pretty clever rapper. His line “Man, I’d die for my hood. Trayyyyvon!” is neither funny or witty. Not sure where he was trying to go with that one.
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Not saying that we're expecting much from a guy who once ate a dirty $100 bill and posted it on WorldStar, but here on his song "Designer" he shows he has no control of what he puts in or lets out of his mouth when he rhymes: "Make these bitches scream, make these p*ssies pop/killing niggas for no reason...Trayvon/This that Zimmerman." And then he throws up a prayer sign in the middle of it all. GTFOH and STFU please, sir.
Offender: 3D Na'Tee
Up-and-coming rapper 3DNatee is getting a lot of positive feedback for her heartfelt track "Dear Father" about her dad committing suicide. But on her "Shotcaller" remix she spits "I murk rap niggas, faster than George Zimmerman murks black niggas...RIP Trayvon." She throws up the prayer sign too. Let's pray she and nobody else name drops Trayvon Martin just for the hell of it, anymore.