The Internet can’t stop talking about Solange’s A Seat At The Table, a breathtaking, groundbreaking self-portrait that confronts what it is to be black in America. As it turns out, neither can Common, who just released an unofficial remix of standout track “Cranes In The Sky.”
The Chicago rapper felt so moved by the song that he decided to tack on his own verse, as he explained to The Fader. Common’s not alone: earlier this month, Kaytranada released his own version of the track, too.
In Common’s take, his verse comes before the full track, and the result is soothing, meditative and hard-hitting all at once: “She seen the pain in my eye / men and women at work / cranes in the sky / we gon’ keep building / for our children’s children,” he begins.
Listen below, and see why Common said the song has the “sound of forever.”