11.12.14

ALL WE WANT TO DO IS BE FREE

Two days ago J. Cole released his third album and you can read my post below to see what I think about it. 
It's great. It's everything that I love in J. Cole's music and more.

Today, J. Cole performed on the Late Show with David Letterman it was perfect.
You would think that two days after their album is out, any performer would perform a song that is in the album to promote said album and I love J. Cole for not doing that.

3 months ago, after Michael Brown was killed by a cop, J. Cole release a poignant song as a reaction to the murder of Michael Brown and against police brutality against black people. He then proceeded to go to Ferguson and walk with the people as one of them and not as a famous rapper there to pull a PR stunt. He talked to people and listened to them.

Fast-forward to last week, when the cop who choked Eric Garner to death is not convicted. J. Cole goes out in the streets of New York and walk with the people, this is 5 days before the release of his album.

If you listen to J. Cole's music, you know that police brutality has always been something that he rapped about.

Back to today, J. Cole performs on Letterman and he performs Be Free.
(with a verse dedicated to Obama & the lack of change)



It's not every artist that would use their platform, during the week of the release of their third album, 
to bring awareness to a bigger problem and it's something that needs to be noticed and heard.

If you've read this post, please take 4 more minutes to watch the video above.


This is the reason why I am a fan of J. Cole and fan is not a word that I throw around easily.
He does things from the heart & does not use fame as a blinder to ignore what's going on around him. 



unrelated: Jay Z is the one that delivered 'I CAN'T BREATHE' shirts to the Net players before their game but he did not wear one, he met Kate & William during this game. Could you imagine the statement it would have been to have pictures of Beyoncé, Kate Middleton, Prince William and Jay Z wearing a 'I CAN'T BREATHE' shirt? These pictures were all over the news the day after. 



xoxx
(& fuck money, spread love - Dreamville.)

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