Wheel of Freestyle with Common

Common and Tariq from The Roots take turns receiving three random words they’ve never seen before and working them into a freestyle.  This is amazing, Common and Tariq killed this.  Just go head and press play and be amazed.

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Black America Again

Common has released a short film called “Black America Again” produced by Ava Duvernay.  The same person the produced Selma and The 13th.

With the film reaching a bit over 21 minutes, the film offers what Common says is “a meditation” on the album’s content, stitching together a set of  black-and-white visual poems. Intermittently, Common pops up, rapping stripped down verses from the album on abandoned streets, accompanied by a beatboxing drummer.  Check out the short film below and let us know what you think in the comments below.