Jasiri X has made a name for himself as a hyper-conscious lyricist who's not afraid to speak his mind on tough issues, so naturally, he has something to say about the current situation in Ferguson, Missouri. His new track "212°" is dedicated to victims of police brutality. He describes the song thusly:
"I never really wanted the role of Hip-Hop artist that speaks when something tragic happens in our community, but I guess it is what it is. I got so many calls, tweets, and texts from folks asking me to say something so here it is. It’s raw and angry because that’s how I feel about more Black death unjustly at the hands of the police. For Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, and Ezell Ford, I hope your lives are not in vain, and God brings your families peace. For my community, this won’t stop until we stop it, and the first step is unity. I called this song 212 degrees because that’s the boiling point. The lid is about to blow off this whole masquerade."
See in Ferguson they murdered him call the cops and the purge begins
Bring tanks to heard 'em in and tear gas that burns the skin
40 cal, 50 cal, 60 cal guns
Lights, camera, action now Revered Al comes