Common Is A Rap Pharaoh Building Pyramids Of Empowerment, With Words (Video)

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One week ago today, Common released his 11th album, Black America Again. The LP had many a la carte looks before its release. “Pyramids” was a highlight. Produced by Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper, the track is one of several with reverberating lyrics about the modern day Black experience, the generation gap in music and culture, and the spiritual power of Hip-Hop.

Common Performs 3 New Songs In An Amazing White House Tiny Desk Concert (Video)

Performing at a Riggins event in New York City, Comm’ Sense built his “Pyramids” with lyrics and no beat among an engaged audience. Watch as the MC goes bar-by-bar, brick-by-brick, and shows his vision, as well as why he’s one of the most consistent, and forward-moving MCs in Hip-Hop with at least 20 years in.

Common & The Roots Join Forces To Break The Cycle Of Ills Facing Black America (Video)

Black America Again also features Stevie Wonder, Bilal, and Syd, among others. Riggins and DJ Spinna are among those featured in the background of the video captured by OkayPlayer.