Khary Pays Tribute to Philando Castile on New Song “Trappin Demo”
Last Week, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges for fatally shooting Philando Castile last year. The aftermath of the shooting was live-streamed on video through Facebook by Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds. To make matters even worse, the dashboard camera video of the scene was newly released and it shows officer Yanez's grievous mistake. Many people are distraught about how Yanez was acquitted of murder and the NRA's silence (Philando Castile was a licensed gun owner).
Rhode Island's Khary has put his thoughts on the tragedy to wax and gets deeply introspective on his new track "Trappin Demo (RIP Philando Castile)," which is produced by Krs. The song touches on the seemingly never-ending cycle of police officers murdering Black people and the current climate in America.
He wrote a message to his fans on his SoundCloud page: "I wrote this song last year and originally had decided not to drop it but last night I watched the footage of an officer killing a man in front of his daughter and I feel very heavy. I don't like to get too political or anything of that nature because I live in a very divided country and would better contribute to the situation by being a positive influence through my creative outlets. But this is just wrong by all means.
"I urge you all to watch the dash cam footage of the senseless murder of Philando Castile by a cop who was just acquitted. Not all cops are bad and I'm not here to tell you what to think but we have a psychological problem on many fronts in this country that needs to be addressed. I'll go back to rapping about bitches next week."
Stream Khary's "Trappin' Demo (RIP Philando Castile)" below.
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