Uncommon Nasa puts his feelings into song over the death of a neighbour.
The sentiment is best left un-diluted.
“I made this song because I don’t know what else to do. I live in this community and I love this community, but I’m not the kind of person that is best to go out and protest in the streets, although I still might. I’m an artist and a song writer and what I think serves best as my form of protest over what happened is creating something. So I made this song today because I’m sick to my stomach and disgusted by the actions of the NYPD on one of my neighbors. I did not know Mr. Garner personally, but this is a small community and I’m sure I walked right passed him at one point or another. The fact that someone could be killed over allegedly selling loosies, after breaking up a fight between teenagers is flooring. This isn’t the first time an injustice has been carried out by police against an African American and it won’t be the last, but I hope that this song can respectfully bring attention to this in order to get some justice and hopefully bring some peace to the family. All wishes and prayers are with the Garner family, RIP to Eric Garner aka Big E”. – Uncommon Nasa (Written by Uncommon Nasa / Produced by Black-Tokyo)
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