“Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1. is affirmation. It’s recognition. It’s elevation. It’s music to go with a movement. Because the truth is, there is still so much work to do.” – Common
A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 features contributions from the Stevie Wonder and Robert Glasper, as well as The Roots Finset MC’s ever , Black Thought (“Say Peace”) and Lenny Kravitz and Public Enemy’s Chuck D (“A Riot in My Mind”). Karriem Riggins, Burniss Travis, Isaiah Sharkey, and PJ also appear throughout the album, which neatly fuses hip-hop, soul, and jazz.