Coming hot on the heels of his wife’s call for action following this week’s latest batch of racially-motivated shootings, Jay Z is also using his platform to address the issue of police brutality. He has shared a new song called “spiritual,” which is also his first solo release in recent memory.
The song is a bleeding-heart anecdote from the rapper, one that feels less like a rap and more of a confessional. He addresses many of the recent victims of police brutality, as well as the myriad of problems systematically oppressing black America, a system that refers to as “trans-generational trauma” in his rap.
Jay Z also shared a note with the song, revealing that he originally wrote the track well over a year ago. “Punch (TDE) told me I should drop it when Mike Brown Died,” the note reads, “sadly I told him, ‘this issue will always be relevant.’” Listen to “spiritual” which is streaming through below:
Stay tuned for any further updates on this week’s aftermath, you can use this link to contact your local representative to demand action on police brutality.
In related news, be sure to read Beyoncé’s moving note calling us all to action.
By Jake Boyer