Watch: Common Delivers Powerful Freestyle On Sway

Following his recent Australian tour with Talib Kweli, Chicago rapper Common dropped a compelling freestyle on Sway in the Morning this week about the past and ongoing issues faced by black people in America. After a brief pause to think, he spat two epic verses for the upcoming American Black Film Festival saying “We gonna do it right.”

The multi-talented rapper, poet, actor and producer is known for using his music and platform to share his opinions about societal issues in America and he does so with eloquence and honesty. This freestyle is no different. He touches on the stealing of land from native Americans, PTSD from living in the projects and the shooting of black teenager Treyvon Martin in 2012. He has previously discussed similar themes in his 2014 EP Nobody’s Smiling and this freestyle hints that his upcoming project may feature more of the same.

It’s pretty incredible to see someone do that off the cuff and for the delivery to be so smooth and flawless. Just when you think he’s already killed it it, he launches into a second verse that leaves the Sway in the morning crew losing their shit.

Read our review of Common and Talib Kweli live in Melbourne here.

Image: The AU Review