Single Review: “Don’t Shoot” by The Game, Fabolous, Wale, Diddy and more

Vincent Anthony
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Today, The Game dropped the single “Don’t Shoot,” featuring a host of hip-hop’s biggest names, in a mission to raise awareness of the police violence and racial tensions in America today.  The song features appearances by Ricky Rozay, 2 Chains, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beats, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and the R&B group TGT.

While the message of the track, its title, and the sheer hip-hop star power attached to the track certainly pack a heavy punch, the song itself does not quite live up to expectation.  However, in this case, it’s not the quality of the song that matters, it indeed is the star power.  If this cast of artists can bring people together to not only raise money for the cause but also awareness, then I think the mission can be deemed a success.

While I commend The Game and crew for doing this song, I do hope that in their future music they work harder to promote a more positive image and message, in general.

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Vincent is the founder of the magazine and has had a strong passion for popular music since, well, 1997! If it's not obvious, his favorite artists include Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, P!nk, and many more. Vincent lives in New York, where he is a high school English teacher, and currently he is pursuing a Master's in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.