J. Cole – Be Free [Audio] #SOTD
Ferguson, MO – In honor of the young man murdered by police in his own Missouri community, “Be Free” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. J. Cole sent this over to a publicist (shouts to Kathryn Frazier at Biz 3), with this message:
“What up Kathryn, Tired of seeing black boys killed. Tired of seeing black men killed. No more being numb to it. Made this yesterday. Not gonna wait for the album to put it out. It’s now. peace”
This added to the message he had included on the SoundCloud upload:
“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
And then even more on the Dreamvillain blog:
“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. – Cole
R.I.P. Michael Brown. Be Free.