Veteran MC Common is back with a new revolutionary anthem. The funk-inspired single, “When We Move” features lyricist Black Thought and Nigerian singer Seun Kuti. Kuti is the son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Kuti’s cadence and saxophone riffs add a distinct layer of diasporic-influenced sounds to the track.
While celebrating Black people, Common is intentional about being inclusive by negating any notions of respectability politics. “I’ma just give Black power its flowers/Whether in the projects or the palace,” he raps.