Common finds inspiration with Solange‘s song “Cranes in the Sky” off her acclaimed album A Seat At the Table. In a interview with FADER he spoke about the song and how he was inspired to write a verse for the unofficial remix. “Every once and a few years, there are certain songs that come out and have the sound of forever. ‘Cranes in the Sky’ is that song for me. Every time I listened to it, I keep wanting to hear it again and again. I started mumbling some words to it and then decided I want to write a verse. This is an unofficial remix simply inspired by the love of art.”
The Chicago rapper opens the track spitting raps and name dropping Lauryn Hill and Issa Rae.
“Can’t work it away/ Can’t drink it away / Can’t laugh it away / Can’t think it away / That pain come up on ya like a thief in the day/ Searching for the sun I found my Issa Rae.”
On another note, Common is readying the release of his upcoming studio album Black America Again, which is due November 4th.