Today, The Game dropped the single “Don’t Shoot,” featuring a host of hip-hop’s biggest names, in a mission to raise awareness of the police violence and racial tensions in America today. The song features appearances by Ricky Rozay, 2 Chains, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beats, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and the R&B group TGT.
While the message of the track, its title, and the sheer hip-hop star power attached to the track certainly pack a heavy punch, the song itself does not quite live up to expectation. However, in this case, it’s not the quality of the song that matters, it indeed is the star power. If this cast of artists can bring people together to not only raise money for the cause but also awareness, then I think the mission can be deemed a success.
While I commend The Game and crew for doing this song, I do hope that in their future music they work harder to promote a more positive image and message, in general.
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