J. Cole has responded to the shooting death of Michael Brown with a new song titled “Be Free.”

Over somber piano notes, the rapper wails the refrain, “All we wanna do is take the chains off…all we wanna do is be free.”

His tear-stained delivery moves from spoken word to singing. The lyrics plead for peace and equality in light of Brown’s death and the protests in Ferguson, Mo.

The eyewitness accounts of Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson and others are featured in the song.

Listen below:

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3 thoughts on “J. Cole Records Michael Brown Tribute: ‘Be Free’ [Listen]

  1. ’’Skepticism’’ Donot call me American If I can’t be treated well Because of my nature, But I do have a mind And I also have a heart They’re aware of the Same brightness as all. Do not call me citizen If I have to be botched. Indeed, my DNA is hot Because Mississippi is Still burning. Quench then the fire, and The best will glow among us. The mine’s tag no. found In Savannah, and it belonged To the same anthem as all. Do not call me American If so on, and on! Do not call me Bo, as well, If my exertion can’t be branded Into the melting-pot, Because of my backdrop, and The mine’s shabby boots are still At the Museums where they’re Aware of the same color as all.


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