Premiere: MC Lyte Feat. Common ‘Dear John’ Video

Despite the tragedies that litter headlines daily, MC Lyte and Common deliver an empowering message to black fathers and their sons in the new visual for “Dear John.” Serving as the anthem for the Brooklyn native’s #EducateOURMen scholarship initiative, an integral part of her Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, the video shows precious moments between dads and their Mini-Me’s, along with portraits of prominent African American leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Cornel West. “Dear John” also serves as the lead single from the lyricist’s forthcoming LP (her first in 11 years), set for release early 2015.