Known to speak out against social issues and racial injustices in his music, rapper J.Cole channeled his raw emotions about Michael Brown and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri in a newly-released song titled, “Be Free.”
Changing the cover art from a picture of Michael Brown’s body,Â to a picture of his mother out of respect for the family, Cole attaches a message to the artwork saying, “Rest in peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free.”
In the song, Cole delivers a powerful chorus with the lyrics, “All we wanna do is break the chains off/All we wanna do is be free.”
In addition to releasing a song, the rapper also traveled to Ferguson to pay his respects to Brown.