Home THE GRIP REPORT Common Gets Soulful With Bilal For New Single ‘Home’ [Listen Now]

Common Gets Soulful With Bilal For New Single ‘Home’ [Listen Now]

Common Gets Soulful With Bilal For New Single ‘Home’ [Listen Now]
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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
Rapper-actor-activist
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.

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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:

 

Common’s Black America Again Tracklist: 
1. “Joy and Peace” Feat. Bilal
2. “Home” Feat. Bilal
3. “Word From Moe Luv Interlude”
4. “Black American Again” Feat. Stevie Wonder
5. “Love Star” Feat. Marsha Ambrosius & PJ
6. “On a Whim Interlude”
7. “Red Wine” Feat. Syd & Elena
8. “Pyramids”
9. “A Moment In the Sun Interlude”
10. “Unfamiliar” Feat. PJ
11. “A Bigger Picture Called Free” Feat. Syd & Bilal
12. “The Day Women Took Over” Feat. BJ the Chicago Kid
13. “Rain” Feat. John Legend
14. “Little Chicago Boy” Feat. Tasha Cobbs
15. “Letter To the Free” Feat. Bilal

Words by Tiffany Hamilton 

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