"Trigger Man": A song for Trayvon's shooter, by Raheem DeVaughn and Styles P

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R&B singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn and Styles P (The LOX, Ruff Ryders) have teamed up to write a song in honor of Trayvon Martin: "Trigger Man." The song is an open letter to Martin's murderer, whose name I don't want to mention 'cause it still makes me sick (bad enough I have to put up with his mug everywhere).

The song opens with President Obama's March 2012 comments after Martin's death, and also uses part of a broadcast on the death of Jordan Davis, another 17-year-old Florida teen killed by Florida man in November, nine months after Martin was gunned down.

"['Trigger Man'] is not for sale at this moment but we are in the process of reaching out to the family of Trayvon Martin to see if they would like to have the song to sell with proceeds going directly to their foundation," TreMedia's Tresa Sanders told the Current. "At this time it is free and not a part of an album."

Grammy-nominated Raheem DeVaughn's new album, A Place Called Loveland, comes out September 3.

Here's the lyrics for "Trigger Man."

(Raheem Verse 1)

Dear assassinator, dear murderer did you ever stop to think that I coulda been a teacher, a preacher or played power forward that coulda been a surgeon, a father, a grandpa one day but you, YOU'RE A DREAM KILLER....

(Chorus)

TRIGGA Man Man TRIGGA Man Man ( with ya 9 Millimeter) tell me. Beyond the color of skin the hoodie on my head did u ever stop to think or was HATRED on ya mind TRIGGA MAN ...

(Raheem Verse 2)

I'm supposed to be in the year book. I'm suppose to be king at the prom, maybe even get a full ride for an education. What a price what price to pay for a walk to the store? Left for dead like an animal you're a COWARD & CRIMINAL ....

(Chorus)

TRIGGA Man Man TRIGGA Man Man ( with ya 9 Millimeter) tell me. Beyond the color of skin the hoodie on my head did u ever stop to think or was HATRED on ya mind TRIGGA MAN...

(Styles P)

The worlds in a dark place, because of the hatred towards a dark face it ain't a race card thing because its not a car race. It's your place & my place, that will make it our place. This hate run deep before the 1800s wear a hoodie & they could kill you that's the way they wanted. And a man killed a boy that's the way they hunted & the cops with all the laws that's way fronted. Homicide is justified because of ya skin tone, if they left us in Africa we woulda been home. Think of that sucka ass TRIGGA man, before you go & kill a black little man. Insane world that the sanes in they gon treat you different if you ain't got the same skin. And that element is wack & the sad shit about it is the president is black ....

(Chorus)

TRIGGA Man Man TRIGGA Man Man ( with ya 9 Millimeter) tell me. Beyond the color of skin the hoodie on my head did u ever stop to think or was HATRED on ya mind TRIGGA MAN...

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Trayvon Martin (1995-2012)

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