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J Cole’s message on his soundcloud from this song
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
J Cole’s message on his 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.
J Cole doesn’t rap or sing, it’s more spoken word and him getting out his emotions. He say’s “All we want do is take the chains off, all we want to do is be free.” He says more lines but those are notable ones.
Its great to see someone like J Cole saying these things because the situation that is going on in Ferguson is horrible and tragic and he has a huge audience that will hear this. The police have one job and it’s to protect and serve and the things that are happening in Feguson is nothing like that.
To add to this, other artists have touched upon injustice in the past as well. Michael Jackson made a song in the late 90s called ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us” and today, the lyrics are still as strong as ever.
Lyrics From They Don’t Really Care About Us
Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
MY MOTTO IS: IF YOU WANNA WIN THE LOTTERY, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE MONEY TO BUY A TICKET!
From The 6ix,With Love
Thank You For Reading
Sincerely, Kid From The 6ix
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