Common, 'Trouble in the Water': Exclusive Song Premiere

Dustin Aksland
Common photographed by Dustin Aksland on July 18, 2014 at the Skylark in New York.

Common, Malik Yusef, Kumasi, Aaron Fresh, Choklate, and Laci Kay have teamed up for the collaborative song, "Trouble in the Water." The song appears on HOME, a music project that hopes to raise awareness about climate change and "expand the climate movement."

Listen to "Trouble in the Water" below, premiered here on The Juice.


The EP version of HOME will be available as a free download on iTunes for a week -- Nov. 18 to Nov. 24 -- as a way of giving thanks to the climate movement. The project's website notes, "Climate change is the most significant global issue of our time. Climate change is happening now, and people are already suffering and it's only going to get worse unless we come together to make big change. Together we can Heal Our Mother Earth (HOME) and fight climate change. Music brings us together and can inspire action." The EP will include four songs off the full-length version.

In addition, the HOME album will be available for pre-order on Nov. 18 and available on iTunes Dec. 2nd. The lead single, a cover of "Mercy Mercy Me" by Antonique Smith, is out. Listen to Smith's take on the classic Marvin Gaye track below, and read on to see the HOME album track list -- which includes Elle Varner, Ne-Yo, and Crystal Waters.


HOME the Album Tracklist
"Spaceship Odyssey 2000" - Malik Yusef feat. Laci Kay, Auggie Del Rey, Mandy Rain, Sirena Legend, Joaquin Evans
"Mercy Mercy Me" - Antonique Smith
"Trouble in the Water" - Common, Malik Yusef, Kumasi feat. Aaron Fresh, Choklate, Laci Kay
"One of Us" - Candice Glover + jessica Care moore
"Earth Song" - NE-YO + Sonna Rele
"Everything" - Choklate
"Big Yellow Taxi" - Karmin
"Which Side Are you On?" - Elle Varner
"Always" - Malik Yusef feat. Ryan McDermott, Hassan Khaffaf, KC Joe
"Children of the Ghetto" - Crystal Waters
"Outerspaceship" - Raheem DeVaughn