Hear Common’s New Song “Red Wine”
Common unleashes another single off his upcoming Black America Again album today (Oct. 24). The Chicago vet enlists The Internet's Syd and Elena. Unlike many other of the joints Common's previewed off the album, "Red Wine" is nurturing, sensual and intoxicating. While Syd and Elena handle the hooks and bridges, Common spits his unabashed metaphorical messages. Proving he's equal parts MC and activist, Com refers to himself as "Tupac Deepak Chopra."
"Most of my friends at home that I'm close to/When they talk, put it on stone like a sculpture/Used to be a hooper, now I'm a hoper/Thoughts I bring to life like an ultra sound/I'm bound to the underground/Breaking walls down for the black and brown/A activist is active now," raps Common over the smooth R&B beat.
"Red Wine" marks the fifth song Common has shared off his upcoming 11th studio album. Of the 15 tracks selected for the LP, Common has already previewed "Home" featuring Bilal, "Letter to the Free" featuring Bilal, "Little Chicago Boy” featuring Tasha Cobbs and of course the title track of the album featuring Stevie Wonder.
When Common previewed the album at a private listening earlier this month, the conscious rapper-turned-actor was adamant about showcasing “the whole spectrum” of Black people in America today on the new album. Citing artists like fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar, author Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Hamilton musical as his inspirations, Common said this is the most inspired he's felted to drop an album since his friend J. Dilla passed back in 2006.
Black American Again drops Nov. 4 via Def Jam/Atrium Records. Vibe out to "Red Wine" above and preorder the album here.
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