New Video Common – Black America Again feat. Stevie Wonder

Emcee, actor, activist and fellow Chicago native Common has always been one of the more socially conscious emcees and artists in all of Hip-Hop and music to use his platform to give that real rap for a real time and his latest record, Black America Again, proves that yet again.  As on his powerful new single and title track from his upcoming album of the same name, which Com premiered part of on his appearance on the Season 3 premiere of Windy City Live! a couple weeks ago, the Windy City native tackles the corrupt system of police, politics and everything else going on mostly right now in Black America.  So in the visuals which is also the premiere of the full track, that Common premiered earlier today, he spreads awareness and shows the history by showing footage of the Alton Sterling killing at the hand of police, as well stunning portraits of black men, women and children shedding tears to let people know where he stands on the jazz-infused Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper-produced track featuring Stevie Wonder.  Com pulls a who’s who of others who contribute small parts to the powerful record too with the talented Esperanza Spalding on bass, scratches by J Rock, strings by Patrick Warren and ad libs from legendary emcees and figures Chuck D and MC Lyte.  You can watch the powerful thought-provoking visual below and hear the song in full for the first time.  If you are in mine and Common’s hometown of Chicago this weekend you can see Com live this weekend at AAHH! Fest here at Union Park in Chicago for the second annual event.