15 July 2016
Top American rapper, Jay Z, has joined voice with many others to condemn persistent police killing of blacks in the Unite States of America.
Jay Z joined the campaign with the release of a new single titled “Spiritual’ which according to Sky News condemns police brutality.
The rapper who has not released any song in three years accompanied the new song that was released on his music streaming service, Tidal, with a statement.
In the statement, he said that he recorded the song a while back though he never finished it.
“I made this song a while ago, I never got to finish it. Punch (TDE) told me I should drop it when Mike Brown died in (2014); sadly I told him, ‘this issue will always be relevant.’ I’m hurt that I knew his death wouldn’t be the last.
“I’m saddened and disappointed in THIS America – we should be further along. WE ARE NOT. I trust God and know everything that happens is for our greatest good, but man…. it’s tough right now. Blessings to all the families that have lost loved ones to police brutality.”
Listen to and download the song below:
Jay Z who with his wife Beyonce were named the world’s highest paid celebrity couple of 2016 by Forbes, alongside the song released a playlist titled “Songs for Survival” that features 24 songs.
Billboard described Jay Z’s playlist as of hope, survival, struggle, and love.
The playlist features 24 songs including tracks like Curtis Mayfield’s “We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue,” Nina Simone’s “Four Women,” Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler),” and Gil Scott Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not be Televised,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam,” Fela Kuti’s “Zombie,” Bob Marley’s “War,” and “Redemption Song,” and so much more.