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Common and BJ the Chicago Kid Deliver Powerful Performance of ‘Black America Again’ on Fallon

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Common and BJ the Chicago Kid stopped by Jimmy Fallon last night (Oct. 27) to give a powerful performance of “Black America Again,” the lead single from Common’s forthcoming album of the same name.

Rocking a gray hoodie, no doubt in honor of Trayvon Martin, and backed by The Roots, Common gave a rousing performance, capped by BJ’s solid vocals.

“Here we go, here, here we go again/Trayvon’ll never get to be an older man/Black children, they childhood stole from them/Robbed of our names and our language, stole again,” Common spits on the title track.

Common has been making the rounds since announcing his upcoming 11th studio album, also dropping by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert to offer a superb performance of three songs from the album, backed by an all-star band that included Robert Glasper and Billal. Earlier this week, he shared another sultry song from the album, “Red Wine” featuring The Internet’s Syd and flutist/vocalist Elena.

Black America Again drops on Nov. 4 and features appearances from Bilal, Stevie Wonder and John Legend among others. Watch Common and BJ’s solid performance above.

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