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Originally Posted on HipHopSince1987 by Maria Myraine.

An unofficial remix of Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky” has surfaced! Featured on the remix? Common! The veteran lyricist opens up the track with introspective lyrics and thought-provoking themes as he raps about an array of topics that include Lauryn Hill, everlasting love, escapism and sadness. In a statement to The Fader, Common further explained the inspiration for his additional verse:

“Every once in a few years, there are certain songs that come out and have the sound of forever. Cranes in the Sky is that song for me. Every time I listened to it, i keep wanting to hear it again and again. I started mumbling some words to it and then decided I want to write a verse. This is an unofficial remix simply inspired by the love of art.”

We’re sure Solange doesn’t mind your take on her song, Common!

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