#IfTheyGunnedMeDown (Set The World On Fire) Mike Brown Tribute

by Sturk

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Dear Family of Michael “Mike Mike” Brown,

I am Sturk, a hip hop artist from a small town in Oklahoma, called Chickasha. I have been following the awful news of the murder of your son in Ferguson Missouri and the awesome stand of justice that the people of Ferguson have taken on your son’s behalf.

Also, I became aware of the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown campaign that caught fire on Twitter over the past few days. I thought it was awesome that people can stand at arms and watch over your son’s memory and you, the family without ever knowing you guys.

I decided to write a song to the memory of Michael Brown and every person of color who has been portrayed as a bad person via the media after they were murdered. I really hope you guys enjoy the song.


- Sturk

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[Chorus: Sturk] 2x: If they gunned me down, would they make my mama cry by painting me as some bad guy. If they gunned me, down, if Annotatethey gunned me, down

[Verse 1: Sturk] Yeah, we had enough, I know this life get tough. Every time the police shoot, they always shooting us. They try to call our bluff, say we can't do nothing, they kill our people, we got to do something

[Repeat Twice] No longer can we march, I admit it was a start in the past it got us far but that was just a spark

Now we set the world on fire, we set the world on fire, we set the world on fire, we set the world on fire

[Chorus: Sturk] 2x: If they gunned me down, would they make my mama cry by painting me as some bad guy. If they gunned me, down, if they gunned me, down

[Verse 2: Sturk] Yeah, we have it rough but keep your head up, I know they want to kill us or put you in hand cuffs. Some times you wanna scream, some times you want to cuss, wishing this was just a dream but it's very real to us

[Repeat Twice] No longer can we march, I admit it was a start in the past it got us far but that was just a spark

Now we set the world on fire, we set the world on fire, we set the world on fire, we set the world on fire

[Chorus: Sturk] 2x: If they gunned me down, would they make my mama cry by painting me as some bad guy. If they gunned me, down, if they gunned me, down

[Repeat until song ends] Now we set the world on fire, we set the world on fire, we set the world on fire, we set the world on fire

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released 12 August 2014

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Sturk Oklahoma

In 2006 Sturk released his first full release called The Crown Me Mixtape. He followed that up with The Lost Tapes: Crown Me Part 2 in 2010.
Sturk is a pioneer of the rap scene in Chickasha Oklahoma being the first artist who had regular rotation at a Chickasha establishment in 2006. He made history in 2012 when he became the first Chickasha rap artist to make the front page of a local newspaper.
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