Jia McMillan Shipley

Common: Black America Again Album

Jia McMillan Shipley

Common, one of the most lyrically astute and revolutionary artist of our generation, just dropped his follow up album to 2014's Nobody's Smiling entitled Black America Again featuring greats like Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Marsha Ambrosius, John Legend and Tasha Cobbs to name a few. Black America Again is an ageless album that touches on issues of social injustice, racism, love, evolution and police brutality to name a few. Common has such a prodigious impact on hip-hop and African American culture. He has successfully utilized hip-hop for it's original purpose of narrative, expression and conviction.


Common raps "Black America Again":

And made the whip crackle on our backs slow

Made us go through the back door and raffle black bodies on the slave blocks

Now we slaves to the blocks on em we spray shots

Leaving our own to lay in a box

Check out a couple singles from the album below and purchase the album by clicking this link -