Rapper J. Cole just released the video for his hit single “Crooked Smile,” Ft. TLC and he’s dedicating it to the memory of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones.
Jones was killed when Detroit police raided her home in 2010.
Directed by Sheldon Candis, the R&B group do not appear in the music video. J. Cole plays a drug dealer who has his family over to celebrate his baby sister’s birthday. During the night, DEA agents raid his house. His sister is accidentally shot and killed during the raid.
“Crooked Smile” appears on J. Cole’s second album Born Sinner.
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Should artists, rappers in particular, use their work to highlight the injustices black youth face more frequently?
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