Black Thought Pays Homage to Travyon Martin in Gripping 'Rest in Power' Video: Watch
The Paramount Network has teamed up with Black Thought for a powerful track to coincide with the forthcoming Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story docu-series. "Rest In Power" weaves in spine-chilling lyrics from The Roots frontman with clips from the series intertwined, making for a gripping visual.
The Philly staple delivers moving rhymes eulogizing the life of Trayvon Martin, who was gunned down back in 2012 at just 17-year-old by George Zimmerman in Florida, but also examines the issues of racial relations plaguing America. "The shooter was unthreatened, seventy-one seconds/So many unanswered questions, I see reflections of myself/I feel like in fatherhood we are connected/Too long before the shooter was arrested/So wrong, worldwide, we've been affected/To them it's real, sins of the father remembered still/For every Trayvon Martin, there was an Emmett Till," Black Thought raps. Martin's tragic death served as a lightning rod in spawning the Black Lives Matter movement.
Rest in Power premieres next week (July 30) at 9 p.m. ET on the Paramount Network. The six-part documentary is executive produced by Jay-Z and the parents of Trayvon Martin. All streaming profits from the "Rest In Power" visual will be donated to The Trayvon Martin Foundation.
Check out the "Rest In Power" video below.