Hip-Hop Reacts To Antonio Martin's Death
Members of the hip-hop community express their condolences to Antonio Martin, an 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police in Missouri yesterday.
2014 just couldn't go out without one more incident of police killing a black teenager. At the tail end of a year in which we've seen Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and others gunned down by police, 18-year-old Antonio Martin was gunned down last night in Berkeley, Missouri, just two miles from Ferguson. Officers say he was armed, but the full chain of events isn't very clear at the moment. For detailed coverage, head over here.
Various members of the hip-hop community voiced their opinions on Twitter. Read their tweets below.
Another Teen, Antonio Martin Was Shot And Killed By A Missouri Police Officer - http://t.co/YgVAj30JxS #IFWT— Funk Flex !!!!! (@funkflex) December 24, 2014
It's all out assault on young black men by the police today. Smh http://t.co/3cDIuiydc1— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) December 24, 2014
Punishment for not wearing body camera? #AntonioMartin— Blame Ebro el Viejo (@oldmanebro) December 24, 2014
#AntonioMartin RT @search4swag: Berkeley 63134 frost & Hanley police kill another one now https://t.co/3iSmdRIee2— Big Boi (@BigBoi) December 24, 2014
"Second verse same as the first..." RT @deray: And that the police are putting Antonio's body IN THE BACK OF A SUV. #AntonioMartin— Phonte (@phontigallo) December 24, 2014
Everyone Just know... RT @dreamhampton: Police killed another Black man in Missouri tonight #AntonioMartin— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) December 24, 2014
— Mack Maine (@mackmaine) December 24, 2014
No fucking way Missouri #AntonioMartin— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) December 24, 2014
So now that Mike Browns death has forced police to wear body cams, now we must fight to get them to actually turn them on? #AntonioMartin— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) December 24, 2014