For this hip-hop artist, black lives do matter — and it's time to take a stand

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Hip-hop artist D.Hawk joined fellow demonstrators this week at a Black Lives Matter protest at the University of Texas.

He was there to ask his fellow musicians to stand up and do something to help heal the wounds after death of Michael Brown, who was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, last year.

The Austin-based rapper wrote a song following Brown's death focused on why African American men need to support each other.

D.Hawk met us outside the studios of KUT in Austin to perform his new song, "I'd Rather Be Free."

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