#SOTD | John River – I Don’t Want To Be [MP3/Video]
Toronto, ON – In the last six months, gun violence in North American has become a pressing matter, but it really hit home this summer in Toronto. First, a gunman open fired at the Eaton Centre, killing 1 person and injuring 7 others. Then, at a community BBQ, now labeled the Danzig Shooting, a young girl and boy were killed and 23 others were injured. The last incident sparked outrage in the city and gun crime became a topic widely discussed by politicians, community leaders, and on all media platforms.
Now, 17-year-old rapper John River has decided to address this issue himself with a video for a song titled, “I Don’t Want To Be.” River takes it to the community level and brings together a bunch of young people to spread the message. He also highlights racial stereotyping and, as we know, the killing of Trayvon Martin is an unfortunate reminder of this problem. Take in the video below and make sure to share it with family and friends.
The song was produced by The Showboiz and co-produced by John. The video was directed by Trayne. “I Don’t Want To Be” is the third single off John’s upcoming mixtape, The Calm and also our Song of the Day.
John River – I Don’t Want To Be
Produced by Showboiz & John River
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Twitter: @TheJohnRiver | @TrayneFilms