Common Explains August Greene's New Single "Black Kennedy"

Common and Karriem Riggins discuss what went into making their new single.

(AllHipHop News) Emmy award-winning hip-hop group August Greene dropped their newest single "Black Kennedy."

It is the second single for the supergroup, which consists of Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins.

According to Common, the track was inspired by a famous American family.

“For many people, the Kennedy family symbolizes royalty and represents power, style, and influence,” Common said. “And I thought if I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it in a black way.”

Earlier this month, the group released the single and video for their debut track "Optimistic."

Group member Karriem Riggins added that he got the chills when he was recording the latest single.

“It is a theme that represents royalty and brilliance. It also has J Dilla’s influences, and it reminded us of the great times spent with him creating music," Karriem Riggins added.

August Greene's self-titled Amazon Original album is due out March 9th.

Take a listen to "Black Kennedy" below.