Common releases soulful album, “Black America Again”
Powerful, soulful and conscious, oscar winning hip hop legend Common brings us an all new album for 2016. “Black America Again” is his latest stamp on the industry, adding to his wonderful catalogue which no one should ignore. His previous album “Nobody’s Smiling” gained much critical accalim back in 2014, as the OG stands the test of time remaining true to his sound. His music doesn’t fit into the modern narrative of turning up and dabbing. However, his lyrics, collabs and projects are always undeniable. Once again bringing the soul back to hip hop, we see songs with some of the best in that genre. The album features the likes of Bilal, Stevie Wonder (!), Marsha Ambrosious, BJ the Chicago Kid, Syd tha kyd and more. Common also shouted out people such as Robert Glasper, Frank Dukes and Karriem Riggins for their contribution to the production side of things.
All 15 tracks are amazing and there are no skips here, although a few standout tracks include “Red Wine“, “Little Chicago Boy” and the title track. Arguably the go to here is the concept track, “The Day Women Took Over“, wherre himself and BJ detail a better world lead by women. Songs such as “Unfamiliar” and “Pyrmaids” are also quit notable, with meaningful lyrics throughout every inch of the LP. Selma director Ava Duvernay also particpated, by directing the Black America Again short film above. So if you’re looking for some heart and soul this week, stream or buy the new project now. The album is now available via Spotify below and iTunes here.
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