J.Cole dedikerar ny låt till mördade Michael Brown

Obeväpnade Michael Brown blev skjuten till döds av polis i Ferguson, Missouri.



I flera dagar i rad uppstod våldsamma protester runt om i USA, inte minst i St. Louis och Ferguson, efter att en ung obeväpnad man blivit skjuten till döds av polis i Ferguson, Missouri.


Vad som egentligen hände råder det fortfarande skilda meningar om, men vad som står klart är att polisens berättelser om händelsen skiljer sig markant från vittnens berättelser – som menar på att Michael Brown visade tydliga tecken på att ha gett upp, precis innan polisen sköt honom till döds.



Händelsen har bland annat rört upp känslor hos J. Cole, som i samband med sin nya låt “Be Free” låter meddela följande:


“There was a time in my life when I gave a fuck. Every chance I got I was screaming about it. I was younger. It’s so easy to try to save the world when you’re in college. You got nothing but time and no responsibility. But soon life hits you. No more dorms, no more meal plan, no more refund check. Nigga need a job. Nigga got rent. Got car note. Cable bill. Girlfriend moves in and becomes wife. Baby on the way. Career advances. Instagram is poppin. Lebron leaves Miami. LIFE HITS. We become distracted. We become numb. I became numb. But not anymore. That coulda been me, easily. It could have been my best friend. I’m tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don’t give a fuck if it’s by police or peers. This shit is not normal. I made a song. This is how we feel.

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.” – Cole