The hype (or I suppose you could call it furore) amongst Jay-Z’s latest cut ‘Open Letter’ has made as much headline news as the purpose for what it was written. For those out the loop, Jay-Z penned the track as a response to the public outcry over his and wife Beyonce’s visit to Cuba for their wedding anniversary.

Artists have been starting to queue up to release their own version and/or response, and this one comes from non-other than smooth rapper Common. Check it out below; to me Common is probably one of the greatest story-tellers of all time; his spin on ‘Open Letter’ is just remarkable.