Help Red Baron release a tribute to Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant, and create a scholarship fund in their name
Red Baron will release Nobody on Feburary 26, 2012, the one year anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin. All proceeds Red generates from the sale of Nobody will go towards the creation of a scholarship fund at Morehouse College in the name of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant III, both of whom were roughly of college age at the time of their death. Red Baron will work in conjunction with representatives from Morehouse College and with members of the Martin, Fuller and Grant families, in order to select a promising student at the college to receive the scholarship.
Nobody is a gripping single by Red Baron that chronicles the harrowing details of the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in addition to the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III by former Oakland transit officer Johannes Mehserle. With the use of chilling piano chords, snapping snare drums, winding electric guitar riffs and remarkable guest appearances from Tomeka Carroll and Domonique Wilson, Red Baron paints a vivid picture of the two tragedies, remarks on their unfortunate frequency, the unjust application of law and how hip-hop and urban culture contribute to the stereotyping of African American men. The single becomes even more timely considering the shooting death of Jordan Russell Davis.
Red would love for you to support this endeavor. From now until, Monday January 14th, Red will raise funds to launch the Nobody campaign. You can be a part! To learn more and contribute, click here.