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Black America Again


Black America Again

Eleventh studio album from the Grammy-winning hip hop artist and actor produced by Karriem Riggins

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    Common operates at full power
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Presents the veteran Chicago rapper as a soldier fighting for freedom in a present-day socio-political war
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  3. 8.2 |   Gig Soup

    Common steps up to the mic to have his say on the state of race relations in the United States today
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There will be plenty of important political rap coming in the near future, but it is unlikely that much of it will match the cohesion and clarity of Common’s vision
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Common may still struggle to be heard outside the echo chamber, but perhaps it doesn’t matter when it’s this sumptuously upholstered
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Pyramids’ borrowing of Chuck D’s mantra “I don’t rhyme for the sake of riddlin’” is emblematic of his still-abrasive mood
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  7. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Common’s anger is palatable throughout the record as he dices and disects the issues on this agenda
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A record that sees Common reinvigorated and at his most potent and inspired, marking another entry into one of the most consistent discographies in hip-hop history
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  9. 8.0 |   Q

    The phenomenon of President Donald Trump has injected new urgency. Print edition only

  10. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    Black America Again finds him angry and off-balance — which feels like it’s exactly where he should be
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  11. 6.0 |   Earbuddy

    Less self-indulgent than half of all Common albums. That's a compliment. Really
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  • 3. Word From Moe Luv Interlude £0.99
  • 4. Black America Again £0.99
  • 5. Love Star £0.99
  • 6. On A Whim Interlude £0.99
  • 7. Red Wine £0.99
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  • 9. A Moment In The Sun Interlude £0.99
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  • 11. A Bigger Picture Called Free £0.99
  • 12. The Day Women Took Over £0.99
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  • 14. Little Chicago Boy £0.99
  • 15. Letter To The Free £0.99
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