New Music: J.Cole “Be Free”

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What’s Going On?

In the wake of Mike Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, MO, Jermaine screams at the top of his lungs on his new recording. Says Jermaine:

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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  • Esquire

    Peace World, Be Free

  • fjjgfjfjgf

    Cole is that nigga man.. was lookin forward to some bars but nope.. still good though

  • Donn

    Heart in the right place. Rather have heard bars.

    • Barcelona Boy_

      True.. But you gotta appreciate the fact he the only one saying something.

  • yeah

    Damn, cole ain’t no singer but you feel that shit came straight from the heart. It’s good to see an artist finally making a stand for the Ferguson situation. But if you’re a hard core cole fan you pretty much already got the bars to relate to this situation “see there’s a war going on outside, I bout cried when the boy that the cops shot died, my mouth wide open from shock, sick and tired hopin it stop, this pen the only hope that I got, I open up shop and breakout.”..

    • GreenBergs

      j.cole- single most boring rapper out there with one hit, only bcuz of miguel..

      • Leon Sandcastle

        Are you serious?! Cole is…woo! Almost had me

        • GreenBergs

          face facts, he wishes he was drake..

          • Guest

            njk

          • Barcelona Boy_

            My nigga you sounding like a real fuckboy with that statement.. You must be one them coon ass niggaz CNN be hiring..

          • http://Blackprestige.blogspot.com/ Black Prestige

            so you can care less about the song…..u just came to bash Cole?…and big up drake when he has nothing to do w/ the post.

          • GreenBergs

            I see a lotta people saying this song sounds drake-esque , n no i dnt care about this shit, its ingenuous…as fuck

          • Sheeesh

            and u wish you were in his position. Come on man, why you on here talking shit when Cole is talking about real shit going on. Why would you decide to hate on one of the most positive things an artist can do at a time like this? Look in the mirror, your part of the problem

          • GreenBergs

            U actually believe his pr team wasnt responsible for him creating this song in such a timely matter n him making a jeopardizing appearance in a small town in bumblefuck missouri where people were rioting? Ha!

  • marksmen

    Had a feeling this was too good to be true..clicking in it I thought “this is either some unfinished track from 2009 or some throw away track or some political shit” we really thirsty for new cole

  • poetmm .

    Cole World no blankets Nigga

  • amen

    Great message – I felt his pain, from beginning to end..

    There’s a war going on outside – I bout cried when that boy that cops shot died. My mouth wide open from shock – sick and tired of hoping it stop. This pen the hope that I got.. – Cole World.

    RIP Mike Brown.

  • Elevator

    I still haven’t heard what this kid was doing to be in the situation of getting shot in the first place.

    • SPAC36ODD

      j walking down the middle of the street through a closed neighborhood.

    • Officer Ricky

      Police chief said my brethren was responding to a strong arm robbery at a convenience store. He wouldn’t say if M.B. was a suspect or not but did say that either him or his associate did try to grab the officer’s weapon before he was shot.

      M.B. also had a history of burglary and assault. RIP though,

      • Trillionare

        He had no criminal history, stop spreading false info and get your facts right!!!

        • THE guest

          you missed the vid where he just strong arms some old store owner after he stole some shit? anyway I don’t think killing him is the answer obviously

          • Tayroc2ndrounds!!

            Left his body on the ground for 4 hours bro!!! That what they think of us

  • C

    R.I.P.

    Loot your free flat screen TV’s and destroy innocent people’s businesses for the justice of this kid. lmao

  • TheNewTupac

    Great Message, Horrendous song!

  • ez

    idk man, putting the picture of the gone is too much, you don’t parade the body

  • poetmm .

    Love this song very powerful. Sometime bars can’t get the job done but him singing it shows more passion.

  • el jim chapo guzman

    what the fuck are you doing j you sound stupid as hell.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    THE WHITE RACIST GENE IS RUNNING A MUCK OUT HERE!!!! STAY ARMED, BLACK MAN!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • http://zen-abdul-rafi.tumblr.com/ Zen Abdul-Rafi

      Lol

    • Dennis

      Not all whites are racist… Don’t generalize man…
      Not everyone is as coldhearted as that fucking pig of a cop

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        ALL WHITES ARE BORN WIH THE RACIST GENE!!!! SOME ARE JUST ABLE TO OPPRESS IT BETTER THAN OTHERS!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • YOU

          “I’M WHITE??!!! HA!!!! I DON’T BELIEVE IN COLOR!!!! COLOR SCHEMES ARE FOR BRAINWASHED ROBOTS LIKE YOU!!!!”

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            ONE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OTHER!!!! NICE TRY THOU, FUCK FACE!!!! HA!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • Elproblemo Djblast

            I can’t front he is right all white people have the race gene either that or they got there elders teaching them to be racist no matter what if your not black there’s somebody in your family that is racist…and if you say black people are the same that’s because white people started it, know your history……

          • Dennis

            Racism has nothing to do with genes.
            You got some blacks EVERYWHERE in every part of the world who are racists. EVERY race has racist people and people who think they color is better than the other….
            Don’t have NOTHING to do with genes.
            The actions of other races is what can make people racist.
            If i live in a neighbourhood full of turkish people and if you see numerous people get jumped and robbed by those turkish kids all the time, then people become racist not only against those kids but also against the whole turkish community. Same with slavery. Some white people treated blacks like shit and now this conversation is happening. You generalize everybody with a white skincolor into being racist. That is a racist action by you….
            NOT EVERYBODY IS THE SAME MINDLESS BITCH AS THAT COP!!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            ONLY WHITES ARE BORN WITH THE RACIST GENE!!!! RACISM IS LEARNED AND TAUGHT BY OTHER RACES!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • Dennis

            stop being so ignorant and naive

          • JP

            You can’t be serious. Sigh… Please. Someone give me a gun to shoot myself. Please learn to see from other angles. And I’m not talking about looking at things from a White perspective. I’ll pray you figure it out. God help us all…

          • Elproblemo Djblast

            you know what just for that I’ll give you the gun, off yourself Jp

        • JP

          In other words, whites are inferior right? With that idea, I would assume your race is superior. Also, seeing as you have an obvious intolerance of whites, that would make you racist. See, now am I confused though, because you said whites are the ones born with the racist gene. You got a little bit of white in you, huh? I mean… based off your claim…

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            I DON’T BELIEVE IN COLOR, THEREFORE I AM NOT A RACIST!!!! HOWEVER, THE WHITE RACIST GENE IS REAL!!!! ENSLAVEMENT WAS CREATED BY WHITES!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • blackholesurfer

      funny thing is ole boy robbed a store of cigars. and the kid walks down the middle of the street and you wonder why ole boy was shooked when the cops started talking to him. even though the cops didnt know he was a suspect ole boy was shooked and shouldeve got out of the fucking street period. guess what they found the cigars on him after the fact. kids a fucking role model huh.

      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • tayrockbesturlrapper

        yo, its cigars bruh, cigars smh even if the cop suspected him, its a gross misuse of their authority to shoot him while he was 40 feet away, 40 son, armless btw. Furthermore, his body was left on the street for 4 hours,, 4!!!!!!!!! son, a fact that should affect yours and everyone else sensibilities. Just considers there facts, and please express a certain amount of outrage of the situation, if you chose to respond…

        • http://zen-abdul-rafi.tumblr.com/ Zen Abdul-Rafi

          Tay Roc* ain’t the best URL rapper tho.

      • Elproblemo Djblast

        You must be a troll that type B.S. to read people’s reaction cause nobody can be that stupid, the whole point is dude was shoot and killed and he was unarmed. The fact of the matter is some cops now a days use excessive force and some abuse there power, but why explain this to you there’s no doubt in my mind your a troll.

        • JP

          Sorry, Blackholesurfer has a point. BUT you are absolutely right as well. Neither of us really KNOW what happened but if we are going by statements, the cop was DEFINITELY out of bounds. I 100% agree many (if not all) cops abuse their power. I’ve witnessed a cop lie on a statement and my lawyer has too. I’ve also seen a cop harass my black friend. I have a tough time respecting cops. Many of them make me sick but I don’t want to generalize. Generalizations serve no greater purpose.

        • blackholesurfer

          watch this video and read the transcript that was taking from the video. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e94_1408294281

          • Elproblemo Djblast

            Regardless of the fact the dude was still unarmed, the cop could of shoot him in the leg to sustain him. IDK maybe you like the fact he got shot and killed

          • blackholesurfer

            he shouldeve done what the cop told him to do and that is to stay where he was. again ignorance is bliss. i dont wish death upon no one but again brown just robbed a liquor store and thought thee cop knew and he didnt. bad choice from brown.

  • Jake Lowe

    Fuck all yall complaining about this song, regardless if he cant sing its still fucking dope. Drake is a horrible singer but yall niggas sucking him and that other wack nigga Ilovetekken off with that weak ass tuesday record. Fuck outta here. Go comment on Remys release date post you fucking followers.

    • Vins

      I dont wanna take it up for Drake here, but that dude can sing. Just because you hate him doesnt mean he can’t.

      • Jake Lowe

        Melodyne, Auto Tune & great engineering homie I promise you/ Drake is no real singer, he cant even sing like the record at his concerts.

    • Barcelona Boy_

      My nigga you hit the nail on the coffin with that statement. This MikeBrown killing is the biggest story in US yet, where is Hov at? Where is Kanye at? Where Kobe at?

      JCole the only Public Figure who is actually making a statement.

  • http://www.PhillztheMC.com Phillz the MC – #TIMELESS

    See World > Be Free

    I understand the message, the frustration & the pain behind the song but the music is just not quality in my opinion.

    #RIPShaniyahDavis #RIPMichaelBrown #TIMELESS

    • http://zen-abdul-rafi.tumblr.com/ Zen Abdul-Rafi

      This is light work, on some faded karaoke shit.
      You already know we gonna get another See World track eventually.

      • http://www.PhillztheMC.com Phillz the MC – #TIMELESS

        I rather not see/hear another See World track though, homie.
        The inspiration behind these type of songs are tragic.

        • Earl Big Lips

          Its just apart of the song making process.
          You gonna hear one like it or not LOL.
          You gonna get a song based off this song right here eventually.

  • Proffett

    The quality of the song is perfect. He recorded this song with the intention of it sounding rugged … its a rugged situation ..

  • Duane Mecca Johnson

    Props to cole

    If you like thought provoking music google me

    • Dennis

      Don’t try to feed yourself off of this man
      Every American with a bit of sense should come on the streets, black AND white together! Overthrow the regime y’all live in.

      • Earl Big Lips

        Ya’ll not going to overthrow shit by just holding signs and making shit look like a block party like yesterday.

        • Dennis

          True that!

  • Kinggirl

    Thanks J.cole!!!!

  • Kingly_Caracter

    This is art…

  • cA

    I don’t know why you niggaz are complaining.

  • Capuccino

    raw, thanks cole. prayers go out to michael brown and his fam, the only way we can hope to stop this shit is by making people aware, too many tragedies like this one are happening all over america that noone ever hears about.

  • John Dope

    Boosie and J Cole plan to do a song together should be dope.2 of the dopest in the game rite now

  • Miranda Garner

    This shit is whack. The best song out about all this shit going on is “FUCKEM”.

    http://m.soundcloud.com/dorianspeaks/fuckem-ode-to-police

    • JCole Fan

      Damn, I usually don’t click on non-cole shit but that nigga snapped. Wtf?

    • T Colors

      Angry nigga went off lol. Song is dope tho.

    • Bmix

      That Dorian nigga is nice.

    • Grover GeeRacks

      Dam cole shoulda just made the beat and gave it to Dorian lol

  • ERIQ D.

    He shoulda rapped his ass off.

  • Grover GeeRacks

    Dam cole shoulda just made the best and gave it Dorian lol

  • Mr. Real Talk

    This song is fucking terrible! I don’t give a fuck what any of y’all say

    • Capuccino

      feel sorry for u bruh

      • Mr. Real Talk

        Man U dick eating the fuck out this nigga!!! Just cause it’s a song with a powerful message doesn’t mean it’s good. This shit sound horrible in all honestly

        • Capuccino

          listen to some classic shit man, pick up some post-2000’s nas or rakim records and listen to how much soul they put into their message. this would be considered good at that era, but unfortunately what rap fans consider “good music” has changed, and its caused new rappers to water down their shit for more spins. that being said, i respect ur opinion

          • Capuccino

            or check out common too

  • Damien Rome

    Lol, rap fans need to step out your box. I remember when I was a backpacker 13 year old that could only respect those with BARSS like you stupid fucks. Stop telling me bars and punchlines = quality music, that’s quality rap, this is quality music. Do some fuckin research on John lennon, Bob Dylan, Marley, realize what’s really good with music and conveying messages through tone and melody. You dont need to fit 14 fucking syllables into a 4 beat bar in order for it to be “lyrical”… more lyrics doesn’t equal lyrical music or “quality” music.

  • The Incredible Creation
  • The Incredible Creation

    + (Full) Michael Brown Eye Witness Crime Scene Video + Many Racist Comments? http://www.theincrediblecreation.com/2014/08/full-michael-brown-eye-witness-crime.html

  • BLKSWY

    it’s funny how people love to hate when it’s truth, but applaud the facade and the fallacy. Real talk, all life is invaluable, if we are being killed, killing each other, or killing ourselves.

    We’ve got to make a choice. All this time we’ve been asking, “turn down for what?” when there are so many reasons that we ignore by turning up.