Jay Z drops off a "Spiritual" new record on the injustices in America.
Well look what we have here! Out of nowhere, Jay Z decides to come through and drop off a new record called “Spiritual,” which was inspired by the events following this week’s police brutality.
Serving more like a spoken word piece, the record, which was made over a year ago, finds Hov touching on socially-conscious issues plaguing America. He opens up the song with “Punch told me I should drop it when Mike Brown died. Sadly I told him ‘this issue will always be relevant.’. Im hurt that I knew his death wouldn’t be the last.”
The song comes after three days of high-profile shootings caught on video. Two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, were shot and killed at the hands of police Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Wednesday night in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, respectively. During a peaceful protest Thursday night in Dallas, 11 police officers were shot and four were killed by sniper fire.
Take a listen to Tidal-exclusive and let us know what you think. (Read the statement Tidal released along with the song below).
Pray your father's father wasn't touching his little daughter
Creating trans-generational trauma, that shit'll haunt ya
Pray your little cousin ain't fall from the place that you fall asleep
Of course it's harmful (no high)
Nigga ain't those, I ain't washin' the weave
I ain't changed clothes 'til the Black Album
Y'all rap about it, I'm wrestlin' in these streets
'Til I tapped out 'em, them niggas is WWE -JAY Z