Scarface, Swizz Beatz Respond to Tragic Killings with ‘Sad News’

By Robyn Collins

Scarface and Swizz Beatz have collaborated on a new track, “Sad News,” in response to the tragic killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this week.

Related: Jay Z Releases Song About Police Brutality After Recent Shootings

“Sad News” opens with the lines, “A little boy got shot down today/ I hope his family is okay/ Is it our race that pay/ I hope the whole world be okay.”

While the chorus is gentle and pleads for peace and comfort, other lines are more angry and aggressive: “For all the homies shot down by white boys and not one convicted/ Of wrongdoing, is it justice we pursuing/ Freedom from death, beat ’em to death, f— ’em/ I will awake the sleeping giants, with one last word.”

Sterling and Castile were shot and killed by cops within a 24-hour period, Sterling on Tuesday (July 5) in Baton Rouge, La., Castile the next night at a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

Their deaths were followed on Thursday night by the killings of five policemen in Dallas. The officers were killed by two snipers during a rally to protest police brutality. It was the deadliest mass-incident for U.S. law enforcement since the terror attacks of September 11th.

Listen to the explicit song on Radio.com.

 

 

 

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