Audio: Hear Wyclef’s “Justice (If You’re 17)”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Wyclef Jean is the latest artist to address the Trayvon Martin case through song. “Justice (If You’re 17),” which blends ‘Clef’s impassioned, Marley-esque delivery with a dubstep-y riddim, definitely pulls no punches, with lyrics like, “Make no mistake there’s one like you in every city…he gon creep up from behind, have you leave earth before your time/By the time popo show up he gon say he so scared that he shot you up.”  The artist has promised to drop what’s sure to be a provocative video for the song next Friday.