It never gets easy seeing someone who looks like you, murdered at the hands of those who are supposed to protect us.
George Floyd, a black man from Houston, residing in Minneapolis, MN, was murdered in broad daylight this past Monday at the hands of now former police officer Derek Chauvin. Three additional officers were on scene, but did nothing to stop the execution.
As more information comes out about George Floyd’s personal life, we now learn Floyd was a rapper under the name “Big Floyd”, and previously worked with the late DJ Screw and the Screwed Up Click.
George Floyd, the man who died after a Minneapolis police officer was seen kneeling on his neck, was a Houston rapper who had worked with late Houston legend DJ Screw and his Screwed Up Click. Floyd rapped under the name “Big Floyd,” and he was featured on several of DJ Screw’s mixtapes. In 2000, he released an album called Block Party as a member of Presidential Playas.
Original Screwed Up Click member Lil Keke reacted to Floyd’s death and the four officers involved in the incident being fired. He wrote on Instagram, “R.I.P. Big Floyd He took his life in broad day may God bring his family justice.”