Common - This War We Fight

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  • Artist: Common
  • Track: This War We Fight
  • Producer: Puddle of Infinity
  • Album: None (Promo Single)

Since most of us are still at work, it's tough to give Veteran's Day the recognition it deserves. If you have yet to take a break from the grind and observe a moment of silence in honor of the men and women who've fought for America throughout its history, Common's latest feature is the perfect excuse. Performed at a White House ceremony earlier today, This War We Fight finds the Chi-town vet eschewing hip-hop instrumentals and intricate bars in favor of simple, direct spoken-word poetry. Open Sea Morning, an ambient instrumental by Puddle of Infinity, backs his reading of the piece, and Sean Glover directs the low-key accompanying visuals. This War isn't attached to anything larger, but fans can find more from Common's on his latest musical opus, the Nobody's Smiling LP, available now in stores and online.