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Hotnewhiphop.com: COMMON, MALIK YUSEF & KUMASI – TROUBLE IN THE WATER

To celebrate Earth Day today, Common & Malik Yusef teamed up for a powerful new video called “Trouble In The Water” featuring Kumasi. Directed by Manny Reel, the socially-conscious visual brings awareness to climate change, pollution and water contamination that’s affecting many across the world. In addition, they also touch on the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan and want fans of theirs to support and sign a petition demanding Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to create a fund to compensate victims of […]

Hiphopwired.com: Watch Common Combat The Flint Water Crisis In “Trouble In The Water”

Common continues to use his voice as a weapon for awareness in “Trouble In The Water.” Common‘s hometown of Chicago is almost 300 miles away from Flint, Mich., but that’s not stopping him from lending his voice to the town’s highly publicized water crisis. In a new video for a song called “Trouble In The Water,” Common can be seen dressed in all black rapping in a warehouse, surrounded by water that is ready to be shipped to those in […]

Hiphopdx.com: Common & Malik Yusef Take A Stance For Flint With “Trouble In The Water” Video

The Hip-Hop Caucus teamed up with Common and Malik Yusef to put together the song and video for “Trouble In The Water.” The goal is to help spread the word of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. They have started a petition that would demand Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to create a compensation fund for victims of the water crisis. Imagine life with no clean water! This is what more and more communities are facing with climate change and pollution. […]

Hiphop-n-more.com: New Video: Common, Malik Yusef & Kumasi “Trouble In The Water”

Malik Yusef, Common and other artists have come together to raise awareness on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and Earth’s exploitation in general. They have released the music video for ‘Trouble In The Water’ today in conjunction with Earth Day which also features appearances from Rev. Yearwood from the Hip-Hop Caucus, King Chip, KD Aubert, Antonique Smith, Choklate, Laci Kay and Aaron Fresh. Watch the video below and sign the petition calling on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to create […]

Missinfo.tv: New Video: Common, Malik Yusef & Kumasi “Trouble In The Water”

Common and Malik Yusef lend their voices for a greater cause in the video for “Trouble In The Water.” Directed by Hip-Hop Caucus, the two Chicago veterans bring awareness to climate change, pollution and water contamination that’s affecting many across the world. Along with Kumasi, Aaron Fresh, Choklate, and Laci Kay, Common and Yusef touch on the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan and cover up soon that made headlines worldwide. Viewers are being asked to support and sign a […]

Theboombox.com: Common & Malik Yusef Shed Light on Flint Water Crisis in ‘Trouble in the Water’ Video

Happy Earth Day! To honor Mother Nature, Common and Malik Yusef are sending an urgent call to action to save the water supply in the Kumasi-featured track, “Trouble in the Water.” After several water crises hit the world — including the poisonous drinking water that’s plagued the citizens of Flint, Mich. — Common and Yusef are bringing awareness to their environmental cause. In the Manny Reel-directed video, Common spits some lyrics about the politics of water. “Sound waves, Chi-town graves […]

Fakeshoredrive.com: VIDEO: COMMON, MALIK YUSEF & KUMASI – TROUBLE IN THE WATER

Directed by Manny Reel. Produced by Steven Walsh, Matt Goetz and Devon Gulati. Executive Produced by Andrew Barber and Burundi Partlow for Hip-Hop Caucus. A few weeks back I had the pleasure of going to LA to work with Malik Yusef, Common and a host of other great minds to executive produce the music video for the eye-opening “Trouble In The Water.” The clip, that dropped in conjunction with Earth Day (which is today), deals with climate change, pollution and […]

Common, Ne-Yo Go Green on Hip-Hop Benefit Album ‘Home’

When producer and Kanye West collaborator Malik Yusef was 10, he would collect and recycle empty cans with his unemployed father to help pay for “food, lights and heat” for his family. While his early green efforts were more financially driven than altruistically motivated, they began an environmentalist streak that continued into adulthood, culminating in Home, a recently released environmentally-themed hip-hop/R&B album featuring Common, Raheem DeVaughn and Ne-Yo. Executive produced by Yusef in conjunction with civil rights organization Hip Hop […]

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