Common released his 11th studio album, Black America Again, last week. Now, just a few days later, the rapper/poet is back with a remix of its title track.
While the original featured Stevie Wonder, this new update includes guest spots from Pusha T and Gucci Mane as well as an additional fresh verse from Common himself. Also, as though reflecting a majority — emphasis on the word “majority” — of the country’s current sentiments, Pusha fires back with pointed references to Malcolm X and the racially-charged police shootings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Alton Sterling:
“I confess, I’ve been part of the problem
As of lately, I’m tryin’ to solve ’em
I sold dope and I still talk the jargon
Just like Malcolm ‘fore the X was on him
All these years later, we still the target
Look at Ferguson, Brooklyn and Charlotte
Sellin’ CDs, reachin’ for wallets
Trayvon’d be in his last year of college”
Check it out below, followed by the remix’s artwork.