In preparation for his upcoming album, Common has teamed up with Bilal to release a new single called “Home.” The new single, which dropped yesterday (October 21), features the South Side, Chi rapper delivering a positive message throughout the record. Backed by a soulful, sample-heavy instrumental, Common spits bars laced heavy with content about the current political state of America.
“Though this is from Heaven give ’em verses from Hell
Those that fell off the path, bring them back to the Mass
The staff can be your microphone
Your name is Common
You was born to fight the norm
Take house niggas outta darkness till they lights is on
I’mma put a hyphen on your name
You the one that can reach into the black abyss
Stars this asterix, show em what a classic is”
“Home” marks the second single that Common and Bilal have dropped together. Last week the duo linked up for “Letter to the Free,” another track set to appear on Black America Again. Common’s 11th studio album, which is set for release o November 4th, just four days before the presidential election, will discuss the entire spectrum of being Black in America today, covering everything from Black love and artistic freedom to civil unrest.
According to published reports, Common is scheduled to visit Morehouse College on Monday, October 24th to discuss the album’s topics, including police violence, Civil Rights and the current state of Black America.
Check out “Home” below:
Words by Tiffany Hamilton