Jay-Z, Kanye Dedicate Song to Slain Pace Student

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011  |  Updated 3:09 PM EDT
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Jay-Z and Kanye West have a song on their new album out this week that pays tribute to slain Pace University football player, Danroy Henry.

Jay-Z and Kanye West have a song on their new album out this week that pays tribute to slain Pace University football player, Danroy Henry.

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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.      

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.
    

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