Oscar and Grammy winner Common will sit down with tennis Queen Serena Williams to discuss their success while being black in America for a TV special. The former couple who remain friends will have an open discussion for The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common, which will air Dec. 18th on ESPN, and WatchESPN.
This will be the first time that Common who last month released his 11th studio album, BLACK AMERICA AGAIN, on ARTium/Def Jam Recordings, to resounding acclaim. and whose socially conscious lyrics often focus on the daily life of and the struggles faced by people of color, and Serena Williams, the record-breaking tennis champion — both dominant in their respective fields — are sitting down to publicly discuss these topics together.
The conversation takes place at a comfortable cafe in Brooklyn, New York. “My mother took me and my godbrother shopping,” says Common. “On the way back, we stopped at this candy store … We walked in, we were getting chips and candy, and this little white kid was going, ‘B-l-a-c-k, b-l-a-c-k.’ ”
We definitely will be watching!