With his A Beautiful Revolution, Pt. 2 out to the masses, Common is ready to party. The veteran rapper has created an album that balances his conscious rhymes and message with undeniable grooves to move to. Of course, one of the big jams from the album is the single "When We Move," a funky Afrobeat mashup featuring Black Thought and Seun Kuti. The song fittingly gets a visual that reflects its party-ready vibe and conscious message.
The video automatically sets up a '70s feel thanks to dancers decked out in vintage threads getting down, funky and loose to the song's bumping rhythm. Common and Black Thought are there in person to partake in the festivities, with the two spitting their verses while getting involved with the crowd. Seun is there in spirit via a vintage TV, which shows him performing the song's chorus on a stage. The TV is also used to show vintage clips of Black people experiencing joy in various settings and images of Black leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela speaking to the people. It all ends with the crowd getting deeper into the jam as they all dance and clap as the beat fades.
With the way things are going these days, everyone can use a dance break every now and again. Take advantage of the opportunity by pressing play on the visual for "When We Move" and dancing along with Common and his Afrocentric friends.