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Common Just Freestyled About Race-Related Issues And Shut It Down

"The color of my skin, they comparing it to sin."

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Common appeared on Sway in the Morning and dropped the mic with a freestyle that addressed social and political issues affect black Americans.

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He started off by remembering Sandra Bland and really saying her name.

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He then paid tribute to black artists who have inspired people of color.

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He then called attention to the deaths of Trayvon Martin and other black teens...

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...and reminded listeners that black Americans should be treated equally.

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In the second verse, he calls out the problems inside the black community — problems that need to be addressed by everyone.

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He also praised Viola Davis for her 2015 Emmy Award acceptance speech for her lead role in How to Get Away With Murder — the first black actress to win an Emmy.

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Ultimately he reminded all of us, including Sway, why Common has been killing the game for the past 20 years.

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