J. Colenot to try the police officer

Cole, pictured above in a photo captured by a fellow protestor, has been vocal about his sentiments on racism and the American justice system. The Dreamville frontman was one of a few rappers who went to Ferguson, Mo. in the midst of the Michael Brown tragedy and aftermath. He even released ‘Be Free,’ a hip-hop ballad in honor of Brown.

The track, which speaks volumes to the plight of black men in America, jumped to the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts just hours after the Eric Garner decision. Cole’s third album, ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive,’ which leaked earlier this week, arrives Dec. 9.

Listen to J. Cole's 'Be Free'