It's pretty to say at this point that there's an epidemic of black Americans dying at the hands of police officers. Mistah F.A.B. meditates on the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile tragedies as well as other police killings on "6 Shots," named for each bullet officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II shot into Sterling's chest at point-blank range.
"As civilians, we need to teach our ourselves our rights and how to react in escalating situations with the police," the Bay legend said in a statement. "We’ve got to stand in solidarity with each other by participating in community work, philanthropy, and we’ve gotta get on the front lines. We can’t jump into a healing process right away because to ask 'How can we heal?' is to be forgiving."
Listen to "6 Shots"Revisit Mistah F.A.B.'s excellent new album Son of a Pimp 2.
Woke up this morning and on TV saw a man murdered
Selling CD’s in front the store to get his fam further
Six shots to the chest in front of everybody
Dead on arrival, last breathe seen it out his body
His kids mama made a speech, that shit made me weak
He son broke down crying live on TV
Later on that day seen a man get shot on a traffic stop
White America, when will this madness stop?
Same situation, black victim, white cop
Same scenario, six months later case dropped