J. Cole – Be Free

Land of the free, home of the brave…

There was a time in my life when I gave a fuck. Every chance I got I was screaming about it. I was younger. It’s so easy to try to save the world when you’re in college. You got nothing but time and no responsibility. But soon life hits you. No more dorms, no more meal plan, no more refund check. Nigga need a job. Nigga got rent. Got car note. Cable bill. Girlfriend moves in and becomes wife. Baby on the way. Career advances. Instagram is poppin. Lebron leaves Miami. LIFE HITS. We become distracted. We become numb. I became numb. But not anymore. That coulda been me, easily. It could have been my best friend. I’m tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don’t give a fuck if it’s by police or peers. This shit is not normal. I made a song. This is how we feel.

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

Jon Waltz – Home

You know how some songs grow on you over time? I listened to this song once and thought to myself “it’s cool” but didn’t really feel an overwhelming feeling of wanting to instantly put the song on my ipod. Then I smoked. Weed really speeds up the process. And now I’m here hitting replay and bobbing my head. The Memphis emcees next project Alyss drops in September (this track however will not appear on the EP).