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Common & Pete Rock – Wise Up

Common & Pete Rock – Wise Up

Common and Pete Rock have reunited to deliver their new single, “Wise Up,” the first taste of their upcoming project, The Auditorium. This collaboration melds Common’s incisive lyrics with Pete Rock’s legendary production skills, offering a compelling track that’s both reflective and hard-hitting. The song features a deftly flipped sample of MC Shan’s “The Bridge,” showcasing Pete Rock’s timeless knack for reimagining classic beats.

Common’s verses are dense with introspection and social commentary, delivered with his characteristic smooth yet powerful flow. He tackles themes of legacy, resilience, and wisdom, with lines like, “The Lord sent my mental to be more than sentimental / The ventricles that I vent through are temples of what I been through,” highlighting his lyrical depth.

The accompanying music video is a visually striking piece that complements the song’s message, emphasizing the streetwise wisdom and gritty realities that shape Common’s rhymes. The chemistry between Common and Pete Rock is palpable, signaling a project that could potentially be one of the standout releases of the year.

As Common mentioned during a MusiCares panel, this collaboration has already garnered praise as some of his best work. With the full project slated to drop soon, “Wise Up” sets the bar high and leaves fans eagerly anticipating more.

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