Common And John Legend Wins 2015 Oscars For “Glory”

For best picture nominee Selma, Common and John Legend collaborated on the song “Glory”, which was nominated for, and ultimately won, the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Watch them perform it below, backed by a full chorus in a recreation of the march on Selma. Shortly after performing the song to a standing ovation, the duo accepted the award with a speech connecting the struggles of the film with modern conflicts of police brutality,... Read More

Common Ft Vince Staples & Jay Electronica – Kingdom (Remix)

  As promised, Jay Electronica hops on a remix of Common and Vince Staples’ “Kingdom.” A few days ago, we reported that Jay Electronica was slated to appear on an upcoming remix of Common and Vince Staples’ “Kingdom,” and now it’s arrived. Common just posted the remix on his SoundCloud with that relatively low budget artwork you see to the left. With the original No I.D. production remaining intact,... Read More

Common Addresses Possibility Of “Nas Dot Com” Album With Nas

  Chicago rapper Common again addressed his relationship with friend and late musician James “J Dilla” Yancey in a series of newly-released interviews. While discussing his Nobody’s Smiling record “Rewind That” with Dharmic X of WNYU’s #NW3Radio, the recent Def Jam signee recalled running away from Dilla. The rapper revealed that it took him a while to acknowledge that he was running from his friend, and added that he hopes to never... Read More

Common – Nobodys Smiling (Album Stream)

Common is back with his 10th studio album ‘Nobodys Smiling’ executive produced by No ID. The LP comes with features from Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, Lil Herb, Cocaine 80s, Elijah Blake, Vince Staples and more. Here is a stream of the entire thing, which can be purchased on iTunes. I also included his interview on The Breakfast Club. Listen to the album below.  Read More

Common & Ne-Yo – Ebro In The Morning Interview (Video)

  Common and Ne-Yo both stopped by Hot 97 to make appearances on Ebro In The Morning. Common talks about Hollywood, working with Chicago artists, helping the youth, working with Kanye West, Erykah Badu, his beef with Drake over Serena Williams and much more. Ne-Yo speaks on his upcoming album ‘Non Fiction’, his position at Motown Records, his new artists, his new girlfriend and much more. Watch the interviews below.  Read More

Common Ft Vince Staples – Kingdom

Common kicks off the campaign for his upcoming studio album ‘Nobodys Smiling’ by unleashing the first single ‘Kingdom’ featuring Vince Staples. The video has already been shot and look for the Hype Williams directed clip to drop soon. Listen to the track below.  Read More

Kanye West & Common Creates 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth

At a press conference held last Wednesday, rapper Common announced that his foundation has joined forces with Kanye West’s company DONDA House Inc. along with the Chicago Urban League to create over 20,000 jobs for the youth of Chicago. After a studied revealed that 92% of black teens in Chicago are unemployed, Common hopes that these jobs will provide black youth with enough opportunity to detour them from a life of crime. “Obviously, one of... Read More

Common Announces ‘Nobody Smiling’ Album (Video)

In a recent interview with RevoltTV, Common announced that he will be releasing a new album this year titled ‘Nobody Smiling’, which will be produced entirely by No ID. He talks about the concept of the album and why he decided to change it from an EP to a full album. He also talks about the new artists coming out of Chicago. Watch the interview below.    Read More

Common – War

After announcing his new album ‘Nobodys Smiling’ earlier today, Common decides to unleash some new music. This one is called ‘War’ and is produced by No ID. Listen and download the track below.    Read More

Estelle Ft Common – Victorious (Prod. by No I.D.)

Here is an unreleased song from UK R&B singer-songwriter Estelle called ‘Victorious’. It features a verse from Common while No I.D. provides the production. This was recorded for her ‘All Of Me’ album but didnt end up making the cut. Listen to the track below.  Read More

JAY Z Ft. COMMON – Open Letter Pt. II

Chicago’s own, Common, returns to the scene today with something new for our listening enjoyment. He returns to lay down some bars over top of Jay-Z’s latest effort, “Open Letter”. Common hits the track running and talks his shit, and does so rather cleanly. He takes his moment to drop some knowledge, some food for thought, and some history as well. This shit is too smooth, don’t sleep on Common, check out his bars on the track after the... Read More

Common Ft Concaine 80s– Congratulations

Producer No I.D. was in a giving mood and decides to treat us to this brand new Common record titled ‘Congratulations’. The storytelling track also features the Cocaine 80s collective and No I.D. handles the production on it.    Read More

AT&T And Common Team Up To Launch Smartphone Cases

The Chicago rapper Common has linked with AT&T and Case-Mate for the launch of a line of smartphone cases under his own Common Ground Foundation (CGF) last week (Feb. 28) via a launch event at AT&T’s Michigan Avenue flagship store in Chi-Town. The cases feature graffiti-styled designs by local artists from the Chi and a percentage of each sale benefits CGF, to help better the lives of underprivileged youths through creative arts. “We’re... Read More

J. Period & Common – “The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)”

Common’s still in love. On his latest track, he follows up to his classic, “I Used To Love H.E.R.” for the latest leak off DJ/producer J. Period’s Rage Is Back. Mixtape drops February 12. A continuation of the classic song from Com Sense’s sophomore album Resurrection.  It’s really hard to touch a classic record like this, so there is no way that it can live up to its predecessor. However, this song is pretty slick and shows... Read More

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