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Don't Shoot

"Don't Shoot"
Single by The Game featuring Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharoah and TGT
Released August 27, 2014
Recorded 2012–2014
Length 6:08
Producer(s) Luney Tunez
Isabella Summers

"Don't Shoot" is a single by American rapper The Game, features Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharoah and recording group TGT performing the chorus. The Game's daughter also joins in at the end but is uncredited. The song is a tribute to Michael Brown.[1]

Background

The song was first worked on in December 2012 by The Game. It was not originally intended as a tribute to Brown and was an abandoned song. However, after the shootings, Game reworked the song with several rappers and dedicated it to Brown. It was released in the United States on August 27, 2014.[2] A number of other songs came out soon after the furor over the shooting of Michael Brown and perceived similar incidents, such as "Be Free" by J. Cole and "Black Rage" by Lauryn Hill. "Don't Shoot" mentions other black men killed under notorious circumstances, such as Emmett Till, Ezell Ford, Trayvon Martin, and Sean Bell.[3]

Charts

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 53

References

  1. ^ Weingarten, Christopher R. (August 27, 2014). "Hear the Game, Rick Ross, Diddy and More Join Forces for Ferguson on 'Don't Shoot' ".  
  2. ^ Stutz, Colin (August 27, 2014). "The Game Assembles All-Star Hip-Hop Crew for Michael Brown Tribute, 'Don't Shoot' ".  
  3. ^ Dickerson, Jessica (August 29, 2014). "Hip Hop Heavyweights Collaborate On Ferguson-Inspired Track 'Don't Shoot' ".  


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