Common ‎– Black America Again

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Def Jam Recordings ‎– 0602557124293, ARTium Recordings ‎– 0602557124293
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1 Joy And Peace
Backing Vocals – BJ The Chicago Kid, Marsha Ambrosius, PJ (35), Syd*, Tasha CobbsFeaturing – BilalTurntables [DJ] – J RoccWritten-By – Bilal Oliver, Derek Shulman, Emmanuel Riggins*, Kerry Minnear, Lonnie Lynn*, Ray Shulman
2 Home
Drums – Karriem RigginsFeaturing – BilalOrgan – James PoyserTurntables [DJ] – J RoccWritten-By – Emmanuel Riggins*, Lonnie Lynn*, Minister Louis Farrakhan*, Willie Mitchell
3 Word From Moe Luv Interlude
Bass – Karriem RigginsPiano – Robert GlasperVocals – David Grant aka Moe Luv*Written-By – Robert Glasper
4 Black America Again
Arranged By [String], Conductor – Patrick WarrenBacking Vocals – Chuck D, MC LyteBass – Esperanza SpaldingConcertmaster – Joel DerouinFeaturing – Stevie WonderPiano – Robert GlasperScratches – J RoccWritten-By – Carlton Ridenhour, Martin Luther King*, Eric Sadler, George Clinton, Hank Shocklee, Jake Riley, James Brown, Emmanuel Riggins*, Kenny Clarke, Lonnie Lynn*, Rita Greene*, Robert Glasper, Stevie Wonder
5 Love Star
Featuring – Marsha Ambrosius, PJ (35)Keyboards [On Outro] – Robert GlasperWritten-By – Willie Goodman*, Harry Ray, James Mtume, Emmanuel Riggins*, Lonnie Lynn*, Marsha Ambrosius, Sylvia Robinson
6 On A Whim Interlude
Written-By – Emmanuel Riggins*
7 Red Wine
Arranged By [String], Conductor, Keyboards – Patrick WarrenConcertmaster – Joel DerouinFeaturing – Elena*, Syd*Mellotron, Keyboards – Robert GlasperWritten-By – Edgar Cosma, Samora Pinderhughes*, Emmanuel Riggins*, Lonnie Lynn*, Sydney Bennet*, Vladimir Cosma
8 Pyramids
Drums – Karriem RigginsKeyboards – Robert GlasperTurntables [DJ] – J RoccVocals – BilalWritten-By – Derrick Harris*, Emmanuel Riggins*, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Robert Glasper, Russell Jones*
9 A Moment In The Sun Interlude
Drums, Bass – Karriem RigginsPiano – Robert GlasperVocals – Lynetria "Fresh" Johnson*Vocals, Flute – Elena*Written-By – Robert Glasper
10 Unfamilliar
Featuring – PJ (35)Written-By – John Cameron (2), Emmanuel Riggins*, Lonnie Lynn*, Paris "PJ" Jones*
11 A Bigger Picture Called Free
Bass [Upright] – Robert Leslie Hurst*Featuring – Bilal, Syd*Keyboards – Robert GlasperTrumpet – Theo CrokerWritten-By – Adam Feeney, Bilal Oliver, Emmanuel Riggins*, Lonnie Lynn*, Sydney Bennet*
12 The Day Women Took Over
Featuring – BJ The Chicago KidPiano – Robert GlasperTrumpet – Roy HargroveWritten-By – Bryan Sledge, Emmanuel Riggins*, Lonnie Lynn*, Maimouna Youssef, Mark Blumberg
13 Rain
Arranged By [String], Conductor – Patrick WarrenConcertmaster – Joel DerouinFeaturing – John LegendPiano – Robert GlasperWritten-By – Emmanuel Riggins*, Lonnie Lynn*, Tanisha Riggins
14 Little Chicago Boy
Backing Vocals – Marsha AmbrosiusFeaturing – Tasha CobbsFlute – Elena*Keyboards, Mellotron – Robert GlasperOrgan [B3] – James PoyserWritten-By – Adam Feeney, Emmanuel Riggins*, Lonnie Lynn*, Tasha Cobbs
15 Letter To The Free (From The Film "13th")
Bass – Burniss Earl Travis II "Boom Bishop"*Drums – Karriem RigginsFeaturing – BilalFlute – Elena*Piano – Robert GlasperStrings – Patrick WarrenTrumpet – Roy HargroveWritten-By – Emmanuel Riggins*, Lonnie Lynn*, Robert Glasper

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Track 1 contains elements of "Empty City" (D. Shulman, R. Shulman, K. Minnear) performed by Gentle Giant.
Track 2 contains elements of I'm Going Home (To Live With God)" (W. Mitchell) performed by O.V. Wright; contains speech excerpts from the album "Out Time Has Come" by Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Track 4 contains elements of "Catch a Groove" (K. Clarke, R. Greene, J. Riley) performed by Juice; contains interpolation of "Bring the Noise" (G. Clinton, C. Ridenhour, E. Sadler, H. Shocklee); contains elements from "I Have a Dream" a speech by Martin Luther King Jr.; contains elements from "Introduction from Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" (J. Brown).
Track 5 contains elements of "You, Me and He" (J. Mtume) performed by Mtume; contains elements of "Sexy Mama" (W. Goodman, H. Ray, S. Robinson) performed by The Moments.
Track 7 contains elements of "Cormoran Blesse" (E. Cosma, V. Cosma) performed by Edgar Vercy
Track 8 contains elements of "Brooklyn Zoo" (D. Harris, R. Jones) performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard.
Track 10 contains elements of "Half Forgotten Daydreams" written and performed by John Cameron.
Track 11 contains elements of "Man" (A. Feeney) performed by Frank Dukes.
Track 12 contains elements of "A Place to Hide" written and perform by Mark Blumberg.
Track 14 contains elements of "Stoner's Creek" (A. Feeney) by Frank Dukes.

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14 Recorded at United Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Track 3 Mixed at Rhythm Estate Studios, Van Nuys, CA
Tracks 4, 7 Strings recorded at Henson Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Track 6 Recorded and Mixed at Rhythm Estate Studios, Van Nuys, CA
Track 9 Recorded at Wire Road Studios, Houston, TX; Flute and Vocals recorded at Electric Lady Studios, NYC
Track 10 Recorded at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Track 12 Trumpet recorded at Electric Lady Studios, NYC
Track 13 Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, NYC; Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Track 14 Organ recorded at Electric Lady Studios, NYC
Track 15 Recorded at Wire Road Studios, Houston, TX and Electric Lady Studios (Pat Viala), NYC; Horns Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, NYC; Mixed at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA

℗© 2016 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. (ARTium Recordings).
Made in the EU.

BJ The Chicago Kid appears courtesy of Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
PJ appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
Syd appears courtesy of Odd Future
Tasha Cobbs appears courtesy of Motown Gospel
Robert Glasper appears courtesy of Blue Note Records
Esperanza Spalding appears courtesy of Concord Records
Stevie Wonder appears courtesy of Wonder Power Music
Theo Croker appears courtesy of Okeh Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Robert Leslie Hurst appears courtesy of Bebob Records and Dot Time Records
John Legend appears courtesy of Getting Out Our Dreams/Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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  • Barcode: 6 02557 12429 3
  • Label Code: LC 08427
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV27
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0125
  • Matrix / Runout: 06025 571 242-9 01 + 54035771
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM

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