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Common Partners With Jhene Aiko for ‘Blak Majik’

Common Jhene Aiko
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It looks like Common‘s new album, ‘Nobody’s Smiling,’ has sprung a leak ahead of it’s release on Tuesday (July 22). The latest LP track getting buzz on the Internet is his duet with Jhene Aiko called ‘Blak Majik.’

Over a looping “black magic” vocal sample, the Chicago rhymer dos what he does best — spit bars. Com boasts about his lyrical skills, name-checks his ex-girlfriend Erykah Badu and salutes his beloved hometown.

“Who in the game had the baddest hoes / 
N—-s seen Badu’s ass and say, ‘I seen what you was on’ / 
Homegrown with no home phone
 / From the city of wind / N—- win or go home
 / It’s the Chi bulls— I’m on / Make a dome from a brick and a pocket full of stones,” he raps.

Aiko is regulated to chorus duties, much to our chagrin. We wanted the singer to have a more prominent role on the song than just singing on the hook. Nevertheless, it’s nice to hear her angelic voice on a hard-edged track.

“I called it ‘Blak Majik’ because I say we make something out of nothing,” he told Rap-Up about the song. “It’s also a feel-good, fun song, but it’s hard, it’s rough.”

“Jhene Aiko is an artist that I truly respect,” he added. “I think she has a unique voice in music, in culture.”

Check out Common’s previously released singles, ‘Diamonds‘ featuring Big Sean and the hard-hitting ‘Speak My Piece.’

Listen to Common’s ‘Blak Majik’ Feat. Jhene Aiko

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