Last night, a jury comprised entirely of women acquitted George Zimmerman of 2nd degree murder, as well as the lesser charge of manslaughter, in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The verdict sent shockwaves through a culture already crazed about the case, and in the hours since the news broke a number of artists have begun to step forward with new material related to the news.
While we’re no strangers to the idea of cashing in on major pop culture moments, seeing such a response over an acquittal is relatively new. At least a half dozen rappers have released songs in tribute to Trayvon, but having heard them all we discovered the one tribute that actually feels like a complete effort was created by one of the most notable names in hip hop.
Young Jeezy has debuted “It’s A Cold World,” which is meant to be a tribute to Trayvon Martin. The song hit the net late last night, and those interested in hearing the audio offering can experience the track at the end of this post.
Commenting on the track’s release, Jeezy wrote, “I am in no way shape, form, or fashion am trying to capitalize off of the latest series of events. These are my true feelings and my form of expression about it.”
If you ask us, this is one hell of a tribute. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on “It’s A Cold World.”