Common & Pete Rock: “Wise Up” Released

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Rock Solid: Common’s “Wise Up”

A Dynamic Duo Returns

Common and Pete Rock have teamed up once again, this time to bring us their highly anticipated joint album, The Auditorium Vol. 1. The dynamic duo has just released a new song from the project, “Wise Up,” giving fans a taste of what’s to come. Listen to Common’s latest below.

A Powerful Message

In “Wise Up,” Common delivers his signature blend of thought-provoking lyrics and smooth flow. He raps, “Where we’re both trying to get to, it ain’t coincidental/ His is on the streets, mines is over instrumentals/ The Lord sent my mental to be more than sentimental/ The ventricles that I vent through are temples of what I’ve been through.” These lines reflect his journey and the deeper meaning behind his music.

Inspiration and Legacy

Common has expressed his excitement about working on this new album with Pete Rock, citing the influence of legendary groups like Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, and De La Soul. “I’m working on a new album with Pete Rock and just, the energy of that music, whether it’s Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, or De La Soul, because they just got their music on streaming, it’s been inspiring to hear. But I am creating new music right now. I’m in a great space,” Common shared.

What to Expect

Fans are eagerly awaiting The Auditorium Vol. 1, expecting a blend of classic hip-hop beats and profound lyricism. Pete Rock’s production prowess combined with Common’s poetic storytelling promises an album that will resonate with both old-school hip-hop aficionados and new listeners alike.

Background on Common

Common, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning artist known for his socially conscious lyrics and versatile artistry. He emerged from the Chicago rap scene in the early 1990s and has since become a prominent figure in both music and acting.

Song Recommendations:

  1. “The Light” – A classic track that showcases Common’s smooth flow and heartfelt lyrics. Produced by J Dilla.
  2. “The Corner” – A hard-hitting track that vividly portrays life in urban neighborhoods, featuring production from Kanye West.

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