In light of the recent string of police shooting deaths, Jay Z releases a nearly four-minute audio open letter, titled "Spiritual."
"I am not poison," the Roc mogul raps on the song's hook. The new record arrives just hours after Jay's wife Beyoncé issued a statement on the senseless killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police. Taking the same approach through song, Jay delivers a stern message on "Spiritual," using lines like, "Just a boy from the hood that got my hands in the air in despair, don't shoot," as the hook.
The record was originally recorded when Mike Brown, another victim of a police shooting, was killed back in 2014. In a letter explaining the inspiration behind the record, Jay stated the following:
Jay Z's powerful new record, "Spiritual," can be heard in full below.