Skittles And Iced Tea

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Friday 6th May 2016

John Givez features on single by Hostyle Gospel

THE CALIFORNIAN rapper John Givez, whose 'Soul Rebel' last year made Billboard's rap album chart, is featuring on the latest single by the militant hip-hop evangelists from Illinois, Hostyle Gospel. The track "Skittles & Iced Tea" is based on the notorious Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman legal case. Read a press release, "It is called 'Skittles & Iced Tea' because that's what Trayvon Martin went to the store to purchase but ended up being murdered. Though the concept originates with this case there have been hundreds more to follow. The chorus of the song starts out 'All I wanted was some skittles and an iced tea,' an idea that can be metaphorically used for our simple human rights. 'Skittles & Iced Tea' represents the rights of life. Freedom, Liberty, Justice, all things that all Americans are constitutionally promised. Not limited to only Americans, the world seeks after the same simple liberties. To be able to go to the store after the Super Bowl and grab your favourite candy and soft drink and make it back home is not much to ask." CR

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