American Hip-hop artiste, actor, film producer and poet; Common has released his 11th studio album titled ‘Black America Again’ officially released on 4th November 2016 under Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. (ARTium Recordings).
This album is definitely a game changer because of the thought-provoking and wake-up-call moments it contains. Common released a powerful short movie packed with spiritual, intense, and revolutionary scenes for ‘Black America Again’ featuring Stevie Wonder. The 22 minute film is like a loud snap in a dark place bringing light and eventually sunshine to open people’s eyes.
The whole film was in Black and White and basically displayed the state of the average black American living in America. The effect of politics on black people, how the black skin is “demonised”, tagging Hip-Hop as a violent culture and all the negative tags associated with black people. He paid homage to Freddie Gray; a black American who lost his life after he got arrested in possession of something suspected to be an illegal “Switchblade”.
The film saw Common rapping to raw drum beats right in the heart of the street and touching on all the above mentioned issues. The cameos were priceless! Young American children looking innocent and adorable, and few grown folks also making some appearances. This couldn’t have gotten more powerful than this! Watch the video below and share. The album is on all Online digital stores. Go get yours now!