Be Free

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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.
- Cole

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31 Comments » for Be Free
  1. Tee says:

    J. I need you to drop something man your stories can’t stop now, the world is in turmoil and we need you to paint the pictures with your lyrics. Come back…

  2. Blainegunn says:

    What’s wrong with your voice? You like game on start from scratch. Either way, great message cole.

  3. Rey says:

    J. Cole and the dreamville team should make t-shirts saying “all we want to do is be free” or a simple “free” shirt. Powerful song love it keep speaking up for the voiceless use your career as an opportunity to make a change, I’m with you bro.

  4. Heba says:

    This So Passionate. This is sooooo full of passion. Thank you for making such great music with such great messages. Love You Cole – Peace

  5. Antoinette says:

    A much needed reminder that we each have an individual duty- be it to protest, lead, teach or inspire.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts in a way that every human can understand.

    Much love from London.

  6. Razzaq Mustafa says:

    Your the realist man

  7. Lee Brooks says:

    This song brings tears. I have to say that with me being in college and being black this really hits me. We all have dreams, all we wanna do is break the chains off.

  8. Lee Brooks says:

    Rest In Heaven Mike Brown.

  9. Jimmy John says:

    The cop did what he was forced to do by a thieving thug. Feel bad for the cop, and not thug.

    • Lee Brooks says:

      The cop didn’t have to shoot him. He could of stunned him. Why do you have to be evil what if a cop shot your mom? fuck you

      • Jimmy John says:

        Why all the hate? My mom is not thief. It is more likely my mom would be killed by a thug than a cop. I just feel bad for the cop having to take a life, and all the hate directed at him for no good reason.

        • Lee Brooks says:

          Your a son of a bitch. The only thing that was true about what you just said is that I hate people you like you. always thinking you know something. always putting black people down. your the reason this stuff still happens, people like you.

          • Jimmy John says:

            So your saying I kill people because I don’t support crime? Everyday kids, no matter the skin color, die from crime. And, people like you who support this thug culture help to perpetuate the killing.

    • Nathan says:

      Dude, shut the fuck up and go back to your conservatives circles. This message is about uplifting the black community during a time of sorrow not advancing your conservative, hateful angenda.

    • Nathan says:

      Dude, shut the fuck up and go back to your conservatives circles. This message is about uplifting the black community during a time of sorrow not advancing your right-wing, hateful agenda.

      • Jimmy John says:

        I thought everybody understood that a criminal leaving the scene of robbery was killed by a police officer after a brief struggle. But, there is more to the story… Oh yeah, a bunch of self promoting race baiters decided to make some money off the situation by looting, suing, and demanding changes to the racist institution for the benefit of only a select few. And why is that, oh yeah Africans enslaved other Africans and sold them to some long forgotten white men. And, now all white men are racists and thus deserve to enrich a few people to pay for past deeds. Ok, that sums it up.

        • James says:

          Black people are humans. Humans deserve equal rights. If we don’t get it now then we will fight for it. I don’t know what racist people don’t understand about that. If white people were being oppressed like us they would do the same thing. I think racist people are either mentally lacking or just demons. What race wants to be killed randomly by police?

  10. tim says:

    RAISE YOUR KID CORRECTLY and they won’t be in that position in the first place. Don’t blame the shooter. Blame the parents. That kid was not some innocent kid. He was a thug.

  11. Deaz723 says:

    This is ridiculous. A man wrote a song expressing his displeasure with the world view of most black men. “Thug culture” shouldn’t be perpetuated but, no one is sure brother Brown was a “thug.” The officer involved stopped him for jaywalking actually. It really doesn’t matter, Brown is dead and a cop didn’t follow proper protocol (not his cultures agenda). Policemen are civil servants agents (PEACE OFFICERS), they are charged with protecting and servicing the needs of ALL citizens. Their sworn and duty bound to be equitable in service to ALL members in the community. Great song Mr. Cole

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