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Watch Billboard’s new documentary ‘Saving Chicago: Inside Hip-Hop’s Movement to Make Chicago a Better Place’

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There’s been a number of documentaries focused on Chicago’s hip-hop scene over the past five years, and today Billboard has thrown their hat in the ring with their very own: Saving Chicago: Inside Hip-Hop’s Movement to Make Chicago a Better Place.

While most of the recent docs have focused on the negativity of the local scene, Billboard’s seeks to enlighten on the positive work local artists and organizations are doing such as Malcolm London, Common, Rhymefest, Jamila Woods, BYP100, Donda’s House and more.

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Common grabs Gucci Mane, Pusha T & BJ The Chicago Kid for “Black America Again (Remix)”

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Wow, this remix is great. Perhaps Com’s best remix since the long-forgotten and very rare remix of “The Corner” featuring Kanye and Mikkey.

Anyhoo, for this official reworking of the original (new beat!), Com pulled out all the stops by enlisting features from Polar Bear La’Flare and Pusha Ton.

Also, is that BJ on the hook? Can’t call it. Sounds like him, though. Either way, this is a must listen.

Update: Yes, I was correct. That is BJ on the hook.

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Stream Common’s new album ‘Black America Again’

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Common’s 11th album, Black America Again, is here and arrives at the perfect moment — a very crucial time in America. The people are in unrest. From police brutality to a polarizing election, it’s a trying time for the United States. And Common steps up the plate and uses his platform to speak for Black America, and he does so on his latest 15-song project produced by Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper.

Stream below or purchase via fine online retailers.

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Watch Common perform “Black America Again” alongside BJ The Chicago Kid on Jimmy Fallon

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Last night, Common stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform his important new single “Black America Again,” alongside another hometown hero who goes by the name BJ The Chicago Kid. Common and Beej killed this performance, which should help keep the world extremely excited for the Black America Again album which drops next Friday. Yes, it’s almost here.

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