Killer Mike, Russell Simmons, Ice Cube And More React To Freddie Gray's Death And Baltimore Protests

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"Plot, plan, organize, strategize, & mobilize," writes Killer Mike.

While it's still unclear exactly how Freddie Gray died, there seems to be no denying that Baltimore Police Department officers caused his death. Gray, 25, died on April 19 due to still-unknown spinal injuries that he seems to have sustained by the hands of police following his arrest a week earlier. Even, or maybe especially, without all the answers to questions surrounding his passing, Gray's death is especially conspicuous in a year that has already churned out a string of high-profile killings of Black men by police.

Over the last several days protests in Baltimore have invited comparison to the fervor and outcry felt in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown. In that case as well as far too many others before and since, members of the Hip Hop community have had reason to take to social media as a show of support, protest, and meditation.

Check out some responses to Gray's death and current protests in Baltimore from rappers, producers, and singers below.

Time to decide.

A photo posted by Killer Mike (@killermikegto) on Apr 27, 2015 at 8:18pm PDT

My brother. No matter the color.

A photo posted by Killer Mike (@killermikegto) on Apr 27, 2015 at 8:10pm PDT

#Baltimore Protest #FreddieGray

A photo posted by Big Boi (@therealbigboi) on Apr 27, 2015 at 2:31pm PDT


A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Apr 27, 2015 at 5:27pm PDT

Baltimore crazy.

A photo posted by Tony Yayo (@tonyyayo) on Apr 27, 2015 at 3:27pm PDT

Then and now.

A photo posted by Ice Cube (@icecube) on Apr 27, 2015 at 2:39pm PDT


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