Common Tacks a Verse Onto Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky”
Common got inspired by one of the standout records off Solange's A Seat At The Table album. The Chicago rapper was so moved by Solange's "Cranes in the Sky" that he decided to add his own verse to it.
"Every once and a few years, there are certain songs that come out and have the sound of forever. "Cranes in the Sky" is that song for me," Common told The Fader. "Every time I listened to it, I keep wanting to hear it again and again. I started mumbling some words to it and then decided I want to write a verse. This is an unofficial remix simply inspired by the love of art. Check it out."
The unofficial remix sees Common adding a verse to the top of the track. You would be forgiven for thinking this was a proper collaboration as the "I Used to Love H.E.R." artist sounds great alongside Solange.
"She seen pain in my eye/Men and women at work/Cranes in the sky/We gon keep building/ For our children's children/Doctor's keep pilling/Love is a drug then drug's can't heal them/But listen to Lauryn for healing," Common raps.
Common is currently preparing for the release of his new album Black America Again. The veteran MC's eleventh studio LP is scheduled to drop on Nov. 4 through Def Jam/Atrium Records. Common recently revealed the tracklist, which boasts guest appearances by Syd of The Internet and the legendary Stevie Wonder.
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