Rap Lyrics Inspired by Police Brutality Cases

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Rap Lyrics Inspired by Police Brutality Cases

J. Cole made an emotional plea against the war on drugs with his new video, "Crooked Smile," featuring TLC. Playing up his lyrics, "Hey officer man, we don't want nobody getting killed/Just open up that cell, let my brother out of jail," Cole focuses the video on a drug bust that results in the death of a little girl at the hands of a police officer.

As of late, police brutality has been at the forefront of the national conscience. Click on to check out how Jay ZGame and Nicki Minaj have lyrically memorialized Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Danroy Henry are other loved ones whose lives were tragically cut short by those who are supposed to protect and serve.

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