Common Explores Black Love in New Documentary "Love Star"

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Last week, Common got fans all hyped for the thought of a new album from the Chicago emcee. Common’s romance filled new single “Lovestar” seemed to signal the coming of something more. While we don’t have any LP news to report at this time, the single was part of something bigger, this new Essence premiered documentary. Just like the song, the topic of the doc is black love. In the clip, Common is joined by a panel of black women to join him in a discussion where they dig deep on the idea of black love. Says Common:

I know a lot of Black men that really love their Black women… They treat them with respect and they work jobs and they take care of their families. So, I think I wanted to be a voice for those men and at the same time, reach the guys that may be overlooking it or not recognizing it. I wanted to show them like, ‘hey, look at what we got, it’s amazing.’ We often talk about, Black men don’t respect Black women but, there’s a lot of Black men that do and I guess I chose to focus on that part. Even though it’s not just me, I feel like because I have a microphone, I can be a voice for those guys.”

Plenty of gems in this one, catch them below. Film directed by Nefertite Nguvu.