C'mon hip-hop. We've been around for over 40 years, we've seen this story before. Ferguson is only one case where we were attacked. Yes, even a blind man knows that an unarmed man of any color should not be killed. Now what! Is it time for us to protest in a civil means to make a change? Do we use the power of the vote to get officials out, who really don't care? Do we continue to menace our own streets and take out innocent victims ourselves? The latter is not the answer, we need to continue to teach our youth that there is a better way because we are viewed as immoral, uneducated, blah blah blah..... Let's show the other side because no one is going to come in and clean up the mess after the riots. Major cities have taken decades to rebuild after riots. From New York to Seattle and across the globe, we feel the pain of the Mike Brown decision.
Here's what hip-hop had to say about the decision in Ferguson....
Look at your neighbor and say 'this was some bullshit' #RIPMichaelBrown— Freddie Foxxx (@BumpyKnuckles) November 25, 2014
4:17 AM Just heard about the decision not 2 indict the officer in the Mike Brown case. This is consistent with the history of overt racism.— PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) November 25, 2014
I'm heartbroken over the news of no indictment in Ferguson. Let's all pray for peace.— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 25, 2014
No value for black life. But they extrapolate our magic , sweat, our voice our fire... And leave us stripped of our right to exist— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) November 25, 2014
This kid got 35 years for killing a cop's dog?! And the cop in Ferguson walked free for murder of an unarmed man! Wow pic.twitter.com/tFXfzUGTU6— KRAZY DRAYZ (@KrazyDrayz) November 25, 2014
America is fed up .. Everybody is not out protesting for the hell of it in a these cities! #Ferguson— Free (@missfree) November 25, 2014
oh and my favorite....'Michael Brown was very big and intimidating'....IF YOU ARE EASILY INTIMIDATED, YOU SHOULDN'T BE A FUCKIN COP— L*A*W (@planet12law) November 25, 2014
People always ask me about Rioting.. A Riot is a ‘Tantrum’. The other option is actually attacking people… Civil War.— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) November 25, 2014
In the beginning didn't the Police Chief make a statement saying that Wilson knew nothing about the robbery. Someone is lying.— DAVID BANNER (@THEREALBANNER) November 25, 2014
woke up black. woke up sad........again— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) November 25, 2014
there could never be innocence in a world without justice— Fredro Starr (@Fredro_Starr) November 25, 2014
The USA has built prison facilities to house 5mil ppl by 2025.By being disorganized the GOVTs wait for new gens to fill them for new slavery— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 25, 2014
Wherever our paths may lead...is it right or was it dead wrong. One thing I know for sure; is my… http://t.co/PfshsikVl1— MC Sha-Rock (@MCShaRock) November 25, 2014