It took 45 days, but George Zimmerman has been formally booked on 2nd degree murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The unarmed 17-year-old teen, who was only carrying a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea, was shot and killed on Feb. 26 by Zimmerman but he was never arrested.
While Zimmerman was being charged, the hip-hop community responded with videos in tribute to Martin. It's good to see rappers respond to this unfortunate tragedy that has polarized a nation.
Now lets hope that the family of Trayvon Martin will finally see justice in this case.
Geto Boys member Willie D and Scarface team up with rap young'uns Propain and D Boi for "Hoodiez," a tribute to Trayvon Martin.
Miami rapper Plies was one of the first artists to eulogize Trayvon Martin in a song. Here's his video for "We Are Trayvon." Proceeds from the sale of the single will go to The Justice For Trayvon Martin Foundation.
From 2CentTV, rhyme-spitters Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Dead Prez and Mike Flo come together to record "Made You Die," their tribute to Trayvon Martin.