Common and Vic Mensa were part of a Chicago contingent that showed up for the Washington, DC MarchForOurLives rally, central to the movement. They set off on foot with Kanye, Kim and even 4 year old North West, blending in with the crowd of hundreds of thousands.

Vic Mensa took the stage as part of the rally's scheduled programming. Vic performed the politically-charged "Now We Could Be Free," offering a foreword before launched himself into 'stage euphoria.'

"This song is dedicated to Stephon Clark, Decynthia Clements and all the unarmed Black men and women killed by police weapons, Until all of us are free, none of us will be free."



Common coupled with singer Andra Day for performance of their duet "Stand Up for Something," shortly thereafter. The song featured on the Marshall soundtrack accounts for the pairs first Academy Award Nomination in the category of Best Original Song. Before his set, Common adamantly praised the focus on youth in this "revolutionary charge." Common has long recognized issues plaguing communities of color. His resolve is tested like everyone else's, and yet he remains hopeful that a flexible change in political activism is within the realm of possibility.