July 25, 2013


Fuse News Special: The Ballad of Trayvon Martin

UPDATE: Miss the show? Head to the Fuse News page for interviews, performances and more from our Fuse News Special: The Ballad of Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin's tragic death, the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, and his acquittal earlier this month, have caused endless discussion, debate and outrage. From artists releasing songs in Trayvon's memory to stars like Jay Z and Beyonce joining recent "Justice For Trayvon" rallies, the world of music has taken notice and isn't keeping quiet.

This Friday, July 26, at 8/7C, Fuse News is looking at how artists, music journalists and more are reacting to it all in a one-hour special.

What are artists saying about the verdict? Why do so many people relate to Trayvon? Is hip hop culture being used to demonize African-American youth? Fuse News anchors Matte Babel and Alexa Chung will sit down with Wyclef Jean, Raekwon and soul legend Lester Chambers who was recently attacked for speaking out about Trayvon, to discuss these issues further.

The special will also include a panel discussion with M1 from Dead Prez, GlobalGrind.com Editor-in-Chief Michael Skolnik, United States of Hip Hop host John Reed and hip hop historian/journalist Shaheem Reid, as well as a special performance from Wyclef Jean.

First Look: Wyclef speaks on Trayvon Martin, the verdict and violence in hip hop. Plus, why Raekwon says the verdict left him "dissapointed in the justice system."