Originally posted on HipHopSince1987 by Maria Myraine.
Common’s new single, “Letter to the Free” featuring Bilal is both politically and socially charged. The studio version of the single comes today over a soulful and Jazz-inspired instrumental that is the backdrop to the Chicago spitter’s eye-opening and oh-so-real lyrics that paint a picture of America’s current state of affairs.
“We staring in the face of hate again. The same hate they say will make America great again. No consolation prize for the dehumanized. For America to rise is a matter of Black Lives.”
Throw those fists up!