MUST LISTEN! J.Cole & Elle Varner Pleads For Police To Value Black Life In Mike Brown Tribute Songs

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments


J.Cole , with a heavy heart pleads for the police to find value in black life. The Roc Nation rapper puts his emotions to track and pens an emotional tribute to Mike Brown’s memory and his untimely death at the hands of a Ferguson police officer.

Earlier this week , J.Cole expressed his feelings about Brown’s killing on Twitter , simply saying:

“Can you tell me why, every time I step outside I see my n–gas die?” is the question J. Cole asks in his new song “Be Free.” “All we wanna do is take the chains off. All we wanna do is break the chains off,” J. Cole raps.

Along with his lyrics, with references to slavery and black people dying, there are firsthand accounts playing in the background of the song. You can hear one person saying that Brown had his hands up before he was shot and killed.

Listen to J. Cole’s tribute “Be Free” below:


Singer Elle Varner also used her talents to express support but in a more general approach , penning a song that calls for peace all over the world in “One Love”.

Before releasing the track, Elle stated, “Over the past few tumultuous days I have prayed long and hard for Mike Brown’s family, the people of Ferguson, and the families of many others we have lost due this horrific death pattern. With persistence, strategy, and intellect, we can not only obtain justice for Mike Brown but we can effectuate changes that will prevent these things from happening again!”

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