Watch Common spit a socially-conscious freestyle about Black America on Sway In The Morning.
Common made his way by Sway’s Morning Show on Tuesday and was asked to bless the listeners to a freestyle live on air, which he of course slayed per usual.
Going in over Milkbone’s “Keep It Real” record, the Chicago legend decided to focus his rhymes on the black experience in America, while name dropping several influential black role models in the process. He spits, "Hot damn, black America again/ Think of Sandra Bland as I’m staring in the wind/ The color of my skin they comparin’ it to sin/The darker it gets the less fairer it has been. The hate that hate made I inherited from them/But I ain’t gon point the finger, we got anointed singers/Like Nina, Marvin, Billie, Stevie/ need to hear them songs, sometimes to believe me/Who freed me, Lincoln or Cadillac/Drinking or battle raps/Or is it God’s speed that we travel at/Endangered in our own habitats/Them guns and dope man, y’all can have it back.”
He then proceeded to spit a second verse then once again left Sway’s room & audience in pure awe. Watch Common do his damn thing in this sick, socially-conscious freestyle above.