In the wake of this week’s police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Jay Z breaks his silence the best way he knows how… with music.
The rap mogul drops a new song called “Spiritual”, which he says was recorded a long time ago.
On the cut, Jay raps: “Ya’ll can have that, I’m smack dab in the hurricane of emotions / Can’t even raise my little daughter, my little Carter / We call her Blue ’cause it’s sad that, how could I be a dad that I never had that / Shattered in a million pieces, where the glass at?”
Later, he adds: “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 want to do good.”
Stream “Spiritual” now on TIDAL.
In addition to the song, Jay dropped a brief statement, where he expressed his sadness over the recently police shootings. “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”, Jay wrote.
He added, “I’m saddened and disappointed in THIS America — we should be further along. WE ARE NOT.”
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) July 8, 2016