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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Common attends the Common Ground Gala on April 23, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Common Ground Foundation)

The king, the poet, the master. 

In the low key August Greene track, Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins, who make up the group, performed their version of “Livin’ On A Prayer” for the Jimmy Fallon‘s “Cover Room.”

Though it’s not something you would expect to work, it totally does, using the hook from the Bon Jovi classic, and adding their own flair to verses.

Cover Room: August Greene - "Livin' On A Prayer"

August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins) performs a cover of "Livin' On A Prayer" while backstage in the Tonight Show music room.

 

I’d like to know what Jon Bon Jovi thinks, just out of my own curiosity. I’m sure he’d dig it though.

August Greene’s self-titled album was released in March, so you can peep it wherever it’s sold.