J. Cole, Nelly, and More Take Action in Honoring Michael Brown
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J. Cole, Nelly, and More Take Action in Honoring Michael Brown

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J. Cole

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,  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.


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