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Common recruits Bilal for “Home”

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Common’s Black America Again album drops November 4th on Artium/Def Jam, and he’s been super active on his campaign trail. Two days ago he dropped a poignant remix of Solange’s “Cranes In The Sky,” and today he’s back with some more new music — this one titled “Home.”

This might be my favorite joint from the album thus far. Listen below. Preorder Com’s Black America Again right here. 

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Common remixes Solange’s “Cranes In The Sky”

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Com says he was so inspired by Solange’s great, great, great new record “Cranes In The Sky,” he decided to drop his very own unofficial version of it.

He told Fader:

“Every once and a few years, there are certain songs that come out and have the sound of forever. ‘Cranes in the Sky’ is that song for me…Every time I listened to it, I keep wanting to hear it again and again. I started mumbling some words to it and then decided I want to write a verse. This is an un official remix simply inspired by the love of art. Check it out.”

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Common Releases Cover Art, Track List & Release Date For ‘Black America Again’

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On November 4th, Common is set to release his 11th album, Black America Again, via Artium/Def Jam. Today, Com cut loose the track list, cover art and a new single which we posted earlier. Com is the only rapper on the album, with Bilal appearing on four tracks, and other features including BJ the Chicago Kid, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and more.

Check the full run down below.

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Common’s New Album Due in November, Releases New Track “Letter To The Free”

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A few weeks back at his Chicago festival, AAHH Fest, Common announced that his 11th album would be out in November via Artium/Def Jam. We’ve heard a couple releases thus far, and they’ve all been promoting awareness about the injustices African Americans have faced for years. Common has a huge platform now, and he’s using his stage to enlighten and educate. While most rappers his age struggle for relevancy and attempt to mimic the youth, Common is bucking the trend with edutainment. It’s very much needed.

That said, Common’s track “Letter To The Free” closes out the must-watch documentary, 13th, which is available on Netflix now. The song has already been nominated for a 2016 Critics’ Choice Documentary Award for “Best Song in a Documentary.”

Below, Common has listening session for the song which was attended by the likes of ?uestlove, Lin-Manuel Miranda among others. Watch it below.

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