(WXYZ) - Grammy-nominated, platinum selling RocNation/Columbia recording artist and producer J.Cole dedicates the debut the a short film for his self-produced single “Crooked Smile” to murdered Detroit girl Aiyana Stanley-Jones.
The 7-year-old was killed in her home on the city's east side during police a raid in 2010.
The film examines the danger of the war on drugs in communities across the nation with vivid imagery and storytelling. Cole worked closely on all creative aspects of the video. “There can be no forgetting what happened to an innocent 7-year old as she slept in her grandmother’s arms."
The short film can be viewed online at http://smarturl.it/CrookedSmileVideo . Discretion may be advised.
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