Common Drops Off Energetic New Song ‘Pyramids’ [LISTEN]
Common has just dropped another release, "Pyramids," from his upcoming album, Black America Again, due out on Nov. 4.
The veteran rapper has been in full promo mode ahead of the release, dropping several songs including one last week, the sultry "Red Wine" featuring Syd of the Internet and Elena. He's also dropped "Letter to the Free" featuring Bilal, who recently appeared with Common, Eleana and Robert Glasper when Common rocked at the White House for a special edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
On his latest offering, Common touches on the globalization of hip-hop and its worldwide influence, featuring a sample of Ol' Dirty Bastard on the hook.
"A n---- told me he only rhyme for 19-year-olds/N----, you should rhyme wherever the spirit goes/Here it goes, lyrical miracles/These are pyramids from the imperial," he spits on the first verse. "Aerial nights blew my mind out of stereotypes/For ethereal heights, I write like Pritchard/Invisible man, pictured below with the hieroglyphicable," he continues on the verse.
Common’s 11th studio album, the follow-up to 2014’s Nobody’s Smiling, will drop on Friday. Take a listen to "Pyramids" below. You can pre-order Black America Again on iTunes here.