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Wyclef Records A Tribute To Trayvon Martin

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No matter what your stance on the Trayvon Martin shooting case, a 17 year old boy is no longer with us and it's such a tragic matter of a life cut short.

One person who's speaking out about it all is musician Wyclef, who's usually pretty vocal about controversial situations like this.

The hip hop/reggae artist took to his Twitter today to premiere a song he dedicated to Trayvon and "every 17 year old around the entire globe," called Justice (If You're 17).

In the song, Wyclef sings:

"He could've been the next President, he could've been the next Steve Jobs…neighborhood watcher, if you're 17 with a hoodie on, watch out for the neighborhood watcher…"

Take a listen for yourself (above).

Reminds us a bit of Kelly Rowland's song Stole…such a powerful message.

[Image via WENN.]

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19 comments to “Wyclef Records A Tribute To Trayvon Martin”

  1. kimkuntrashian says – reply to this


    Of course he would, he's black. Trying to make out it's because he was 17 LOL, give me a break.

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    No tribute to the white boy who was burned by the two black teens saying "You got what you deserved whitey"

    "In October, Martin was suspended with friends for writing “W.T.F.” on a hallway locker, according to a school report obtained by the Herald. A security guard looking through his backpack for the graffiti marker and instead found women’s rings and earrings and a screwdriver, described by the staffer as a “burglary tool.”"

    Yup, well on his way.

  3. Rachel Go says – reply to this


    my roomate's half-sister brought in $17899 last week. she been making cash on the computer and got a $340100 condo. All she did was get blessed and follow the information laid out on this website



  4. 4

    Oh look, another bandwagon idiotic liberal celebs are jumping on for free publicity.

  5. 5

    Oh yeah, let's donate to this kneegrow so he can steal our money again.

  6. 6

    Re: thebigboot – You should also mention how they continuously show pictures of him when he was 14 looking like an innocent little kid. The liberal media neglected to show current pictures of him tattooed up, a grill and being 6'3”.

    I don't understand, the liberal media is purposely trying to start a race war, when liberals are the whole everyone is equal politically correct type..Let em start a race war. Whites would win, then no one is to blame except the media.

  7. 7

    Re: NookiesWA – Amen.

  8. 8

    He could have been the next President??? Ha!! I'm sure Obama appreciates that comment..No 17 yr old should die, but lets face it, he was not all peaches and cream!
    I'm sick of these racist blacks and justice just for their race…you'll be relevant when you cry just justice for ALL people! Until then, shut your hole!!!!

  9. 9

    well i find all this trayvon martin tribution ,like he was the second coming or somthing i think media taking it a little to far but to me what it was,, just a senseless volience plain and simple. but what so ironic is that black young men mostly does this everyday to 1 another..what need to be done is a awariness to all senseless volience , not just 4 these misfortune of this young men life….and im black & im not a self hating black person ,,im a self truth person ,,,

  10. steve says – reply to this


    On the bright side break-ins in the area are down 75% :) he was a thug.. good riddance. the only thing better would be if wyclef ate one too.

  11. 11

    The kid was a thug acting in typical apish fashion. He attacked an innocent man for asking why he was in that neighborhood looking suspicious. There was no tragedy here besides the fact that an innocent, conscientious, legally carrying American has been charged with murder for defending himself when he should have been given a medal and the key to the city.

  12. 12

    Anyone that supports a little black murdere should be arrested togheter with the killer. Stop thinking hillbilly. Thia has nothing to do with color, but with human rights. When you live on a gATED community you are paying a high price for safety, but still a kid is. HUNTED down, against the dispatcher advice, by some sicko neighborhood watch with a rap sheet. And he walks away claiming self deffense for 45 days. This is disgusting in so many levels, and ignorant racists need to go to hell!

  13. 13

    Re: pastxmas – Were you there bastard? If you know it all and you were there you need to notify the authorities, they are on the look for eyewitnesses. You judgemental fart!

  14. 14

    Re: Norman Bates – It's funny you call him a hillbilly, while telling him he wasn't there. But yet the far left idiots have basically grabbed their pitchforks, tried and convicted Zimmerman WITH NO EVIDENCE.

    So you have the majority of the public basically acting like a hillbilly in the 1800s. Thats cute.

  15. ZZZZ says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – So which kind of men do you sleep with the most? And how often? How many men do you bring home every night?

  16. 16

    Re: ZZZZ – It was cute, the first time. It gave me a laugh..but you are aware how big of an idiot you look when you ask a straight man thats already said he was straight those kind of questions. We get it! You're trying to do gay jokes about me being gay..Are you 14? LOL

  17. Ron says – reply to this


    Re: Norman Bates – Ignore Bates he has Mommy issues

  18. senecaii says – reply to this


    Give me an F'n break.This punk kid attacked Zimmerman when he hung up the phones with 911 operator.How many 'bad guys' call he police before during or after a crime?
    The fact is Zimmerman had the right to follow Trayvon even though he discontinued following Trayvon when told "we dont need you to do that" (Zimmerman replied with an "ok").
    He also declined to give his home address through the phone because quote "I dont know where this kid is".How can you be stalking,following or planning to shoot the suspicious person when you tell the 911 operator you "dont know where the perp is"?
    Blacks kill other blacks every day and I dont see any boo hoo songs about the masses being killed by other blacks.

  19. Myr22 says – reply to this