Today, Atlanta rapper Raury shared "Fly," a bittersweet new acoustic song that he wrote "instantly" after learning that the St. Louis grand jury had let Darren Wilson off the hook in the case of Michael Brown's death. At once sentimental and mad, he sings: I hope one day we fly, above the things that make humanity divide. And at the end, he addresses a future son in a spokenword soliloquy: I hope he never becomes a hashtag. Grab some tissues, and listen below.
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