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J. Cole Pays His Respects to Michael Brown in Ferguson


Image Courtesy Sony Music Entertainment/Roc NationJ. Cole has been deeply touched by the police shooting that left African-American teenager Michael Brown dead in Ferguson, Missouri last week. After recording an emotional song inspired by the incident, called “Be Free,” the rapper felt compelled to visit the victim’s hometown.

According to MTV News, the rapper attended a vigil held at the spot where Brown was shot, and spoke to a few of the town’s residents. Cole was captured on social media by various onlookers showing his support for protestors and activists who rallied for justice for Brown’s tragic death.

Cole revealed his frustrations on his SoundCloud page when he posted “Be Free”: “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.”


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