On August 15, 2014, rapper J. Cole released, “Be Free”, a tribute to 18 year old Michael Brown. The teen was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, MO. J. Cole stated that this emotion-filled song was not only a tribute to Michael Brown, but it was also a tribute to every ¬†young black man murdered in America.


“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

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