While on the Sway in The Morning show, Common kept it trill with a freestyle.
You know Common is a Hip Hop artist and does his activist thing also, which he harmonizes into his music. It's thought provoking, might make you raise an eyebrow here and there, it can be controversial depending who's on the receiving end, despite all of that; Common always gets the job done on wax. Once the 1 and 2's start spinnin', something a little soulful, mix with a few scratches and the right keys on the board. Common starts rhyming, gets political, reflects on Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin and Black Lives Matter. With a steady flow over some stylistic drums, Common continues to spit about the misrepresentation of Black roles in TV and movies, honoring the greats in music as he listed a few musicians/artist, mass incarceration; and keeps it poetic with the sociology.
"We are at war in a battle with us./ I know that Black Lives Matter, do they matter to us?/ These are the things we gotta discuss./ The new plantation, mass incarceration./ Instead of educate they rather convict the kids."
Common is currently working on his upcoming album, the verse is from a song off the project called 'Black America.'
Until then, well you know the drill.