First, Jay-Z’s wife asked fans to use their built up anger not to cause violence, but to petition their state and national lawmakers for change.
Now Jay-Z is joining his wife in the cause by releasing a song he says he never got to finish, but which he says would sadly always be relevant.
The song is called “Spiritual” and is about the thoughts and feelings of a black person living in the present United States. Its artwork is a solid black square, to show the mourning for the most recent victims, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as everyone else who has died by the hands of police.
Check the song out below and try not to get too emotional: