It says a lot about a country (i.e America) when a new song about police brutality, that Jay Z began working on a year ago, is more relevant today than ever.
In the wake of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the rapper released ‘Spiritual’ on Tidal.
“I made this song a year or so ago, I never got to finish it,” Jay Z said in a statement that was posted to Tidal’s Twitter account. “Punch (TDE) told me I should drop it when Mike Brown died, 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.”
You can (and should) listen to Jay Z’s ‘Spiritual’ below and read his full statement above.
Yeah, I am not poison, no I am not poison
Just a boy from the hood that
Got my hands in the air
In despair don’t shoot
I just wanna do good