MC Lyte and Common have teamed up for an inspiration single called “Dear John!” The song is intended to empower our black community, and applaud black men for the commitments and contributions.

Check out the details below!

This country has been in a rough place for the last couple of months. Racial tensions are at an all-time high with no end in sight. The deaths of Micheal Brown, Roshod McIntosh and Darrien Hunt, just to name a few, at the hands of police officers have left a bad taste in our mouths. With all that’s going on, the Black community, especially Black men could use a little morale boost. Rappers MC Lyte, and Common who are both known for their conscious styles of rap, recognized that and decided to take action. Now, with the release of their new video, Hip Hop is doing exactly what it was intended to do; “inspire.”

The new track, “Dear John” seeks to empower Black men by applauding their commitments and contributions to society. The video features a collection of photos ranging from dads spending time with their children, to images of community pillars such as Cornel West, W.E.B. DuBois, Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby, Arthur Ashe, B.B. King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Russell Simmons, and Jackie Robinson.

MC Lyte, a seasoned artist, is also a philanthropist. Her initiative #EducateOURMen is a product of her Hip Hop Sisters Foundation’s scholarship. Not only does she “talk the talk”, but she also “walks the walk.” The Hip Hop veteran, per usual, made sure to touch our hearts with her powerful lyrics:

“Confused with those who say they have your back
I feel your pain, I know you’re under attack
To be strong in all things in all ways, just ain’t real, so some stray
Lives left in hallways, death’s breath is in the air
Let your thirstful life persevere
Someone once said you were chosen
But as you gotten older, doors are now closin’
Karma comes around
And all those silly things you did as a grown child are wheelin’ down in your direction
But not all hope is lost
Gather your thoughts for the second coming
And I’m guessing you’ll be stronger than you’ve ever been
Ever”

“Dear John” is the first single on her upcoming album, which is slated for a 2015 release. What are your thoughts? Comment below!

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