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):