Common feels right at “Home” on his latest release from Black America Again.
Following “Letter to the Free,” the Chicago MC is once again joined by Bilal on the new track from the forthcoming project. Here, the Chicago wordsmith speaks to himself over hard-hitting drums.
“Your staff will be a microphone,” he raps. “Your name is Common, you was born to fight the norm / Take house ni**as out of darkness ’till their lights is on / I’ma put a hyphen on your name / Rapper-actor-activist / You the one that could reach into the black abyss.”
Both “Letter to the Free” and “Home” are cuts off the forthcoming Black America Again, which is due Nov. 4. Additionally, Bilal is featured on two more tracks: “A Bigger Picture Called Free” and “Joy and Peace.”
But Bilal isn’t the album’s only guest. Black America Again also includes appearances by Stevie Wonder, Marsha Ambrosius, BJ the Chicago Kid, and John Legend, among others.
As the album’s release date approaches, Common is making his promo runs. Part of that includes Pitchfork’s “Over/Under” web series. Watch his episode below to see why Oprah, Will Smith, Kanye West, and playing the White House are underrated and why Halloween and baldness are overrated.