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Ball Brothers Drop New Song “Don’t Shoot Me”

by | Jun 4, 2020 | Music

Recent videos highlighting police brutality in America have resulted in riots and protests across every state in the country. Celebrities, activists and everyday people are marching the streets to demand due process for the black lives taken at the hands of the justice system. In addition to protests, others are continuing the conversation by using creativity as a form of therapy.

NBA brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball voiced their frustrations in their new song, “Don’t Shoot Me” featuring Starside. The brothers reference the graphic death of George Floyd by stating in the chorus, “Officer please don’t shoot me…I promise I got a family… and stay up off my neck please.”

We caught up with music producer B Jones to give us an insight on how the song came to be. “Zo and I have been making music together for a while…I made the beat and shared it with them to write to. We’re all African American men and with everything that’s going on in the world right now it was dope that we were all on the same frequency to create something to address these issues head on.”

Music has always been a form of therapy in our culture. Even at our darkest times we’ve used music to help us persevere. Jones explains what it meant to him to collaborate on a song with such a powerful message. “I’m extremely grateful to create something like this especially during this time. Music is a form of expression for our culture and can be extremely healing. It’s almost like we use music to grieve and share in our pain together–in a collective way.”

Check out Zo’s song “Don’t Shoot Me” featuring Doughboy G and Starside below. Produced by B Jones.


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