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LISTEN: T.I. Tackles Race & Violence In 'New National Anthem'

T.I. is addressing the issues of race and violence in his latest song, "New National Anthem," featuring Skylar Grey.  As the nation focuses on Ferguson, Missouri and the fatal police shooting of unarmed teen, Michael Brown, T.I. recalls the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. 

Skylar Grey lends her voice to song's hook, where she alludes to the "Star-Spangled Banner" by singing "Home of the brave and free," adding "free just to murder me." 

As he closes out the song T.I. questions why more isn't done to bring education into communities that need it most.  Furthermore, he criticizes the violence within inner city communities, but calls it "the result of you refusing to deal with the issues at hand."  He adds that "we are a product of the environment you placed us in." 

Check it out below. *WARNING: Explicit Language

 

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