Riff: August Greene – “The Time”

Mar 12, 2018

Soundwaves of underground days/We found ways to surface, bringing heaven where earth is/Verses become churches, not for you to worship/But to find your purpose, rhyme’s a divine service

from The Time lyrics by August Greene

The time for change has come, and Common is looking to the not-too-distant past to inform him on where the future might take him. Knowing where he came from and the modest roots of his success, he’s forging on believing that the best has yet to come. Riggins injects a fervor that has Common digging deep, and Glasper chimes in periodically adding a calming touch to the equation.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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