Two years ago, Jay Z crafted “spiritual” after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Now with the deaths of others such as Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Hov revisits “Spiritual” thanks to Punch of TDE. You can stream “spiritual” from Hov below as well as read a letter he posted on Tidal.

I made this song awhile ago, I never got to finish it.

Punch (TDE) told me I should drop it when Mike Brown died, sadly I told him, “this issue will always be relevant.” I’m hurt that I knew his death wouldn’t be the last……

I’m saddened and disappointed in THIS America – we should be further along.


I trust God and know everything that happens is for our greatest good, but man…. it’s tough right now.

Blessings to all the families that have lost loved ones to police brutality.

– j

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”

– Fredrick Douglas