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Common's upcoming album,Ā Black America Again, won'tĀ be released until next Friday, but the rapper, along with BJ the Chicago Kid, performed Thursday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

With the Roots and violinists backing, Common gave a powerfulĀ performance of the album's title trackĀ ā€œBlack America Again.ā€

Black America Again is available for preorder onĀ iTunes and will feature guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Bilal, John Legend and Marsha Ambrosius.