Common has announced a surprise album, A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1, with its first single, “Say Peace” featuring The Roots’ Black Thought.
On the four-minute track, the rappers demand liberty and freedom over a mellow Afrobeat-infused beat courtesy of Karriem Riggins. “On this path to progrеss, there’s been carnage / Regardless, this is a harvest for the world to harness / Elder’s dreams, creator’s promise / Bein’ free is like payin’ homage,” Common raps on the opening verse.
A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 will drop in full tomorrow, October 30. “I can’t wait for you all to listen to it,” Common wrote on Instagram. “This was truly a labor of love for me.”
The project marks the conscious rapper’s first full-length release since 2019’s Let Love. Earlier this year, he teamed up with Jordan Rakei for “Signs.”
While you wait for Common’s new album to arrive, listen to “Say Peace” below: