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Jay-Z, Kanye Dedicate Song to Slain Pace Student



    Jay-Z, Kanye Write Song As Tribute to 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. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011)

    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.