*Today, Common is the focus of the latest episode of the acclaimed podcast Song Exploder.
In this episode, the multi-faceted artist discusses the making of “A Riot In My Mind” — a state-of-the-streets dispatch that emerges from a jazzy guitar intro into a menacing, teeth-knocking beat.
Common discusses his mindset in creating the track as well as collaborating with Lenny Kravitz and Chuck D.
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Earlier this month, Common appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss his latest musical project, A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 — a collection rooted in his need to create art discussing police brutality, social justice, and political activism. It’s vital movement music that finds the acclaimed GRAMMY-, Emmy-, and Oscar-winning artist, activist, actor, and two-time New York Times Bestselling author motivated by something bigger than his art as he “bridges different generations of civil rights movements together” (NPR Music).
LISTEN to Common’s “Riot in My Mind”:
Keep an ear out for more from Common in 2021.