“Nobody” is a gripping single by Timothy Welbeck that chronicles the harrowing details of the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in addition to the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III. With the use of chilling piano chords, snapping snare drums, winding electric guitar riffs and remarkable guest appearances from Tomeka Carroll and Domonique Wilson, Timothy paints a vivid picture of the two tragedies, remarks on their unfortunate frequency, the unjust application of law and how hip-hop and urban culture contribute to the stereotyping of African American men. Sadly, the song, produced by David P. Stevens, has become more timely in recent months.
The video, directed by Isaiah Randleman, connects the unfortunate deaths of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant with the recent deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Jonathan Crawford, Ezell Ford, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, et al. All proceeds from the sale of “Nobody” will go towards the creation of a scholarship at Morehouse College in the name of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin.
Video – Timothy Welbeck “Nobody (feat. Tomeka Carroll & Domonique Wilson)”:
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