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    Jan 9, 2015

    Eric Garner's Family Recorded An Emotional Tribute Song

    The message is painfully clear: "This Ends Today."

    In the ongoing aftermath of a confrontation with NYPD that resulted in the choking and death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man's brother and daughter have expressed their grief in an unlikely way: through song.

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    Above: Garner's daughter, Erica, leading a protest in Staten Island after the grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the chokehold death of her father.

    Entitled "This Ends Today", the emotionally gripping song features a rap verse and vocals from Garner's daughter Erica and his brother, Steven Flagg.

    The song opens with a muffled voice recording of Garner's final words ("I can't breathe") before Erica sings the chorus: "Who is the man with the strength to choose? / When the rest refuse / And I say, 'This ends today.'"

    Flagg then cuts in with a growly rap verse: "It's sad how my brother Eric Garner was killed / The pain in my heart still refuses to heal / Today some police be plottin' to kill."

    The emotional lines reverberate throughout. "Justice or all, not justice for one/ This is how all this begun," Erica relays in her own rhymes. "What was the circumstances of his death?/ Why couldn't he take another breath?"

    The track was produced by Flagg, but it apparently was the first time the 24-year-old has ever recorded a song. "It just came from the heart," he told New York Daily News. "We want to get it out there on the radio, anywhere, so as many people as possible hear it.”