Cole's Michael Brown tribute song rallied on the Twitter chart after today's grand jury decision.
Hours after a Staten Island grand jury voted against bringing criminal charges against NYPD officers in the death of Eric Garner, J. Cole's tribute to Michael Brown -- "Be Free" -- flew to No. 2 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140.
The track, Cole's pained outcry for understanding and equality, sees the rapper sideline his rap skills to sing the entire song, reserving heightened anguish for the hook: "All we wanna do is break the chains off/ All we wanna do is be free." Throughout the minimally produced song, Cole incorporates recorded descriptions from eyewitnesses to Brown's death.