First, J. Cole pays tribute to Michael Brown, gently and passionately addressing the tragic situation in Ferguson with his touching track, "Be Free." G-Unit are now following in his footsteps. The iconic hip hop group stand in solidarity with their latest song, "Ahh Sh-t." The band might have just recently reunited, but that doesn't mean they're slowing down anytime soon.
The track is at times uncomfortable and upsetting to listen to, with a recording of Eric Garner pleading for the cops to leave him alone looped in at the beginning. A repetition of "Now why the f-ck did you call the cops? / With your hands up you’re still getting shot" moves the song along, textured above an 808 Mafia-produced beat.
Listen to the powerful protest anthem below.