The music across genres makes the show more engaging.Show producer Jabari Ali and music supervisor John Houlihan enlisted top talent to musically tell the story of this highly-anticipated drama. Three-time Grammy nominated artist BJ The Chicago Kid is the title track artist. There are also songs featured from Aloe Blacc, Da Honorable C-Note, Leon Bridges, Antonique Smith, Swizz Beatz, NAS, Anthony Hamilton, Mali Music, Ro James, Heather Victoria, Dionne Farris and more. Ali had this to say, “We have an obligation to reflect our anger through art. Music promotes change in the forefront. Music moves us to a common goal. I selected original music to bridge the gap between Hip-Hop and Blues; between Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter; and between the older generation and millennials. When a life is taken, it hurts no matter what color you are. This is a real story that must be told, inspired by the real lives of the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman tragedy. The music has to connect with the audience right where they are.”
SHOTS FIRED is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema. The series is created and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo also serve as executive producers. Follow the series on Twitter @ShotsFiredFOX and join the conversation using #ShotsFired.