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Cole mourns the death of Michael Brown in his new surprise release “Be Free.”  The record is Cole’s response to the recent police shooting of the unarmed teenager in a St. Louis suburb.  

 

Cole released this statement on Soundcloud:

 

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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