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D Smoke and SiR honor George Floyd on “Let Go”

The brothers Farris deliver an emotionally charged tribute.

D Smoke and SiR
D Smoke and SiR
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In light of George Floyd’s tragic passing, brothers D Smoke and SiR have once again come together to create music with a powerful message. This time, it’s “Let Go,” which sees the Farris brothers speaking loudly on police brutality, racism, and the pain that the oppressed have to endure as a result:

“If I don’t make it to my pillow ‘fore these lights go out, please write about me, cite my lyrics, and know they ignite my spirit/

Poor babies fightin’ depression, been writin’ them essays to graduate with no stage, on Zoom, motherf***a?/

Send me the link, I’ll check into your room motherf***a, cybercongradulate you, then purposely agitate you/

Askin’ questions like, ‘how you supposed to protest with no chest?’ A big heart, but they closed down all the gyms, wish you had more flex.../”

Earlier this week, the world watched a recording of a Minneapolis police officer with his knew on George Floyd’s neck, all while he can be heard telling the police he couldn’t breathe. Since his death, many have called for Floyd’s justice, including close friend and former NBA star Stephen Jackson, who took to the microphone during a rally in Minneapolis:

“I’m here because they’re not gonna demean the character of George Floyd, my twin... A lot of times, when police do things they know that’s wrong, the first thing they try to do is cover it up, and bring up their background — to make it seem like the bulls*** that they did was worthy. When was ****** ever worthy? But if it’s a black man, it’s approved... You can’t tell me, when that man has his knee on my brother’s neck — taking his life away, with his hand in his pocket — that that smirk on his face didn’t say, ‘I’m protected.’”

You can press play on D Smoke and SiR’s “Let Go” below.

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