Young Jeezy Releases Tribute Song To Trayvon Martin

posted Sunday July 14 ,2013 at 01:33PM CDT | 37 comments

Young Jeezy Releases Tribute Song To Trayvon Martin

Young Jeezy accompanies his latest track with a statement.

Hip Hop's responses to the verdict of not guilty in the George Zimmerman case keep flooding in.

The latest is from Young Jeezy, who recorded "It's a Cold World." The song is dedicated to Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old boy who Zimmerman shot and killed. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the killing, but his attorneys successfully argued that Zimmerman acted in self-defense.

On the track, Jeezy laments the loss of friends, and reveals he feels the same kinship with Trayvon. "Why they take little Kay out, wish he could have been another / I was just smokin' with him felt like I lost a brother / They killed Mikey, went to serve a nigga by himself / I'm losin' homies everyday, I'm like please somebody else / If nothin' else nigga, I'mma do it for Trayvon / That's on a stack of Bibles, least two or three Qurans."

In addition to dropping the track, Jeezy released a statement, making sure fans knew he wasn't using the somber event as an excuse to plug his music. "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," he wrote.

Listen to the song below (spotted at KarenCivil.com):

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  • Anonymous
    shame on you Jeezy using this as a promotion stunt
  • Anonymous
    Regardless of what people think about the Trayvon case the fact is no one really knows what happened that night and someone lost their life and nothing was done. Zimmerman should have got probation at least. Plaxico Buress got 3 years for shoothing hisself, Vick got 2 years for dogfighting and Zimmerman got "nothing" for killing a unarmed kid regardless if he approached Zimmerman or not
    • Anonymous
      Nothing was done? They had a trial and Zimmerman was found not guilty. That's the system in place. Move on with your pathetic existence.
    • >_
      a fucking animal attacks you while hes high, threatens to kill you because hes a tough guy, and gets shot because guy was defendng himself. get the fuck out of here.
  • Anonymous
    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBh55tD_eg
  • Anonymous
    Jordan Davis, 17, of Jacksonville, Fla., was gunned down in a parking lot. Davis and his friends were parked at a gas station, the music was loud, and the kids were just being kids. Davis was in the backseat, when Michael Dunn, a 45-year-old man demanded they turn down the music. When the kids did not comply, Dunn pulled out his concealed gun and shot into the car eight times. Davis was hit twice.
    • Anonymous
      Was the shooter black or antoher race? If he was black no one cares thats why these types of cases get no attention. Im sure it happens everyday
    • Anonymous
      white. i heard about that story last year
  • Anony
    Ja Rule is making a whole tribute album for Trayvon and the beats will consist of samples of Trayvon's voice and Trayvon's rap from when he was an aspiring rapper.
  • George Zimmerman
    Jeezy's entitled to his opinion, but for the record, I'm a free man about to cash in on book deals and interviews.
    • anaonn
      lol f***ed up, but hilarious
  • Young Jeezy
    Nothing young about 36 ...so soon I will change my name to Old Jeezy
  • Old Jeezy
    What?! This doesn't look like the innocent angel of a kid I keep seeing on the news..
  • Young Yeezus
    Clever publicity stunt for his new alb I mean tribute..yea... cool tribute track
  • Anonymous
    filth
  • Cynthia J. Lancaster
    like Fred responded I am startled that a single mom able to get paid $8292 in a few weeks on the internet. have you read this site link... www.Can99com
    • Ja Rule Army
      HOW BOUT FUCK U N UR SPAM LINK FAGGOT
  • dboi fresh
    Why is this case such a big deal is it kuz homie black
    • Ja Rule Army
      you think? nobody realizes big boy was getting his head slammed on the concrete. So he shoulda taken the beaten n probly died it was a catch22. Then again ppl screaming oh he was lil kid. dude was 6ft playing football. how many "kids" are on worldstar knocking out grown ass men. seriously. OJ did his shit but no he aint "guilty". Then again lmao at the Mike Vick comparisons. 2 things that have no relation whatsoever. N BEFORE U LAMES COME AT ME BOTH DUDES WERE IN THE WRONG. IF UR THICK ASS SKULLS CANT COMPREHEND THAT OFF URSELF. CUZ IF THIS WAS A BLACK ON BLACK YA WOULDNT BE OUTRAGED. WHERES THE JUSTICE FOR THE INNER CITY YOUTH
  • Anonymous
    As a rap song Jeezy's flow is tight. Lyrics are sub par though for a tribute song. But still a pretty tight song. I just don't get why this wasn't released when Trayvon was killed.
    • Anonymous
      because it wasnt recorded, maybe jeezy should jump in his time machine to make you happy
    • Ja Rule Army
      that aint the point genius...the fact that now he waited to jump on the bandwagon is what's the op is saying.
  • Mortis
    I can't wait for that George Zimmerman tribute song from Mac Miller.
    • Anonymous
      after French Montana n Khaled drops that Bin Laden tribute
    • Mark 'O Mara
      "Justice 4 George" will be the lead single
    • KVC
      you do realize that George Zimmerman isn't white right?? lol
    • QVC
      ...or Kid Frost
    • JVC
      Woops.....yea, I guess B-Real of Cypress Hill will be dropping it
    • PVC
      ...Or Baby Bash
  • A White Guy
    You N****rs can cry all you want but it's not bringing tampon martin the thug back. he's in hell sucking tupac's dick
    • Anonymous
      Dumbass. 2Pac is in Heaven
    • Anonymous
      FUCK YOU BITCH YOUR GOING TO HELL FOR THAT ONE
    • truthman2013
      know they R sooooo!! blinded deluded by their demonic racist white supremacy western devilization that there is no hope for them I believe they R doomed!! Smh!! laughing!! the demons!!
  • Anonymous
    you think he would've been decent enough to release it when he passed away all he cares about is the verdict
  • Anonymous
    this is terrible for a tribute song 1/5
  • uncle sam
    fuck young jizz
  • Anonymous
    FIRST NIGGa