Chaka Khan Leads Artists In Tribute To Trayvon Martin
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chaka Khan[/lastfm] has announced an all-star collaboration of R&B artists and celebrities on a tribute song to Trayvon Martin, who died in Florida a month ago.
Khan went into a recording studio with R&B artists: Eric Benet, Kelly Price, Kenny Latimore and X Factor‘s Stacy Francis. They recorded the song “Super Life: Fear Kills, Love Heals” and released the video on Monday. Joining the singers in studio for the PSA were celebrities Angela Bassett, Terry Crews and Boris Kodjoe.
The session took eight hours and all the celebrities wore hoodies and t-shirts that read “Super Life: Fear Kills, Love Heals.”
Khan, the mother of two children, felt inspired to do something to make a difference. “It’s up to us as parents and as a community to come together to make a change,” said Khan via a press release on her website.
“Trayvon Martin is an example against human rights. Sometimes we have these situations appear and disappear two seconds later. When we’re sitting at home on the couch we may think there is nothing we can do. If we come together we can affect great change,” Kodjoe said.
The song “Super Life” was originally recorded in 2007; for this version, Khan and her friends added extra vocals tracks.
Written By Garret Heinrich