Common has been working to improve lives in black communities for years now, especially in his native Chicago. But, whether it be in a small town or a big city, we’re all connected, which is why his latest outreach led him to Compton, CA.

“Glory,” the song Common collaborated with John Legend on forĀ Selma, has received critical acclaim and is working its way into choirs all over the country, including the youth choir atĀ Greater Zion Church in Compton, CA. In collaboration with President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, Common surprised the youth choir during rehearsal to perform his verse and drop some kind words of wisdom.

Check out the video below.

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