Jay-Z, Kanye West Dedicate Song To D.J. Henry

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Jay-Z and Kanye West have dedicated a song to a Pace University student killed by a police officer.

Murder to Excellence” is on their new album “Watch the Throne.”

Jay-Z raps: “This is to the memory of Danroy Henry.”

The 20-year-old from Easton, Mass., was killed Oct. 17 as he drove from a disturbance outside a bar in Thornwood, N.Y., following Pace’s homecoming game.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Rod Fritz reports

Police Officer Aaron Hess said he fired to stop the driver after he was hit and thrown onto the hood. A grand jury cleared him of wrongdoing.

An autopsy found Henry’s alcohol level above the legal limit.

The Journal News says Aria Smith, a Henry family friend, praised the hip-hop artists for the song.

Smith says it calls much-needed attention to the case.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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