The Game and Snoop Dogg Took to the Streets of L.A. in Light of This Week's Violence

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti addresses the media with police chief Charlie Beck (L) and rappers The Game (2/L) and Snoop Dogg (R) at LAPD headquarters on July 8, 2016, after Snoop Dogg and fellow rapper The Game led a peaceful demonstration outside a Los Angeles Police Department recruit graduation ceremony in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas.

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The Game and Snoop Dogg Took to the Streets of L.A. in Light of This Week's Violence

The two met with city officials in an emotional plea for peace.

Published July 8, 2016

Snoop Dogg and The Game have come together in a very important way. In the wake of the recent national outcry following the two separate fatal police shootings that occurred this week, resulting in the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both legendary West Coast emcees met with the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, and LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck in an emotionally-charged plea for peace.

The two rappers met downtown for a peace rally and also privately met with city officials to discuss what can be done, as well as to continue the conversation about the importance of uniting peacefully in protest in order to effectively advocate for the changes beyond long overdue in our country.

“This is how you make moves,” Snoop shared. “You make it happen. You get some dialogue and understanding with the new recruits before they hit the streets so that way they know that we just like them.”

After meeting behind closed doors, the city officials and the rappers stood together to continue spreading the word of their alliance together and pledge to impact the community positively.

“There’s a build up frustration,” Snoop continued. “You can’t answer hate with hate. You gotta answer hate with love. This is a love offering.”

Both he and the Game took to Instagram to further share their thoughts about their decision to be leaders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in L.A. and to hit the streets in order to make an impact.

Check out their powerful words in the posts below. 

Operation H.U.N.T Meet NOW at Joe's auto park parking 1221 west 3rd street Los Angeles California 90017 Calling: ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN, MEXICAN AMERICAN MEN & any other RACE of REAL MEN with heart to stand with us today & walk peacefully to the LAPD headquarters. [LEAVE ALL WOMEN & CHILDREN AT HOME... THIS IS OUR MISSION FOR THEM] Do not: bring any weapons or anything illegal. Do not come high or belligerent.. We don't need any HOT HEADS or anyone there for the wrong reasons... We will stand as we are, UNIFIED. I'm calling ALL GANGS, ALL RACES, ALL GROWN MEN affiliated or not & WE WILL STAND UNIFIED tomorrow !!!! Our numbers are all the weapons we need !!! We do not need to be dumb, retarded or uncivilized today... ALL WE NEED IS EACH OTHER... I will not lead any of you into a trap !!!!! Objective: to make the Californian government & it's law branches aware that from today forward, we will be UNIFIED as minorities & we will no longer allow them to hunt us or be hunted by us !!! Let's erase the fear of one another on both sides & start something new here in the city of Los Angeles, a city we all love & share ! There are many things that have to be done to rectify this situation that has plagued us for hundreds of years & UNIFICATION is the 1st step !!! Again, I'm asking for ALL of my AFRICAN AMERICAN, MEXICAN AMERICAN & any other AMERICAN who has the heart to STAND WITH US to meet us at the above address & take the 1st step into altering our future for our children & our FAMILIES....I LOVE EVERY ONE OF YOU & WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES & OUR FAMILIES TO BE MEN & TAKE A STAND MY BROTHERS.. THE TIME IS NOW - The Game 📸 @derekdidit

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Written by KC Orcutt

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