Common Songs, Videos, & Albums

MC Lyte ft. Common & 10Beats - Dear John Artwork
Artist: MC Lyte
Featuring: Common
Not featured on the solo tip since dropping off Beautiful way, way back in 2007, hip-hop veteran MC Lyte finally returns to the Booth with freshly-minted promo single Dear John. Here, Loudbox‘s boom-bap percussion,... More
Posted on Sep 09, 2014
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Lil Herb ft. Common & Chance the Rapper - Fight or Flight (Remix) Artwork
Artist: Lil Herb
Featuring: Common | Chance the Rapper
Quick: name the two local rappers you’d most like to have guest on your latest record, if you were an up-and-coming Chicago emcee. Not counting Kanye (F**k, he’s probably in Paris right now.), I’d be... More
Posted on Aug 29, 2014
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Featuring: Jennifer Hudson | Common
Back in May, Lupe Fiasco announced his newly-launched partnership with charitable nonprofit Stand Up for Cancer by unleashing Mission, a moving joint dedicated to all suffering from the disease. Now, the emcee has enlisted... More
Posted on Aug 29, 2014
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Common - Nobody’s Smiling Cover
Artist: Common
Rap is young man’s game, always churning old waters for the next new thing, always feeding the bones of the previous generation to the next. So it’s no surprise that only a select few manage to build careers that last... More
Posted on Jul 22, 2014
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Common ft. Big Sean - Diamonds Artwork
Artist: Common
Featuring: Big Sean
Common‘s now been in the game for decades, and as he prepares to drop his tenth album, he doesn’t sound like he’s lost a lyrical step; at least if new release Diamonds is any indication. Featuring a verse... More
Posted on Jul 08, 2014
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Common - Speak My Piece Artwork
Artist: Common
Common ain’t the type to keep his mouth shut when he’s got something on his mind. (I mean, he is a rapper.) Fortunately, hip-hop fans worldwide are all too happy to listen when he puts in his two cents. On Speak... More
Posted on Jun 30, 2014
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Common ft. Vince Staples - Kingdom Artwork
Artist: Common
Featuring: Vince Staples
Song: Kingdom
Everybody get in the car, ‘cause Common‘s taking us to church. No need to worry if you’re not rocking your Sunday best; newly-released as the lead single off the Chi-town vet’s 11th studio album,... More
Posted on Jun 18, 2014
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Wale ft. Rick Ross & Common - Sunshine (Remix) Artwork
Artist: Wale
Featuring: Rick Ross | Common
Though Wale‘s junior set hit stores back in June of 2013, The Gifted is a gift that just seems to keep on giving. Just in time for spring, the DMV heavyweight has liberated the official remix of Sunshine, a soulful... More
Posted on Apr 01, 2014
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Sweet 16: Rappers Who Can Really Play Basketball Playlist Image

Sweet 16: Rappers Who Can Really Play Basketball

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…March Madness! Regardless of who you have in your Final Four, one thing we can all agree on is that this is the most exciting sporting event of the calender year. To... More
Posted on Mar 21, 2014
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Common ft. Ab-Soul - Made in Black America Artwork
Artist: Common
Featuring: Ab-Soul
January’s War found Common offering an incisive, thought-provoking lyrical take on gun violence in his native Chicago. On the newly-released Made in Black America, the Windy City mainstay continues to address the issues... More
Posted on Feb 13, 2014
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Common - War Artwork
Artist: Common
Song: War
As the tongue-in-cheek nickname “Chiraq” implies, much of the Windy City is currently in a state of War. On a freshly-minted promotional single, local mainstay Common sets out to make the tragic consequences of... More
Posted on Jan 07, 2014
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Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige - Quicksand Artwork
Featuring: Common
Album: Sunset Blvd.
Though the great J Dilla passed away seven years ago, we’ve yet to plumb the depths of his catalog. Just recently, a new cache of unreleased beats was discovered. And who better to blaze them than John “Illa J”... More
Posted on Oct 30, 2013
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Aaradhna ft. Common - Wake Up (Remix) Artwork
Artist: Aaradhna
Featuring: Common
Back in April, New Zealand soul songstress Aaradhna stepped into the Booth with her U.S. debut single, a cut expressly designed to Wake listeners Stateside Up to her considerable talents. Its soulful throwback style left few... More
Posted on Oct 27, 2013
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Robert Glasper ft. Common & Patrick Stump - I Stand Alone Artwork
Featuring: Common
Fresh off making his solo DJBooth debut with the reader-approved Calls, Blue Note songwriter, producer and pianist Robert Glasper returns with another left-of-center cut off his forthcoming LP. The title of new single I Stand... More
Posted on Sep 24, 2013
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Common - I Used to Love H.E.R. Artwork
Artist: Common
To this day, whenever I hear a rapper giving a first-person account of a romantic relationship, I listen between the lines to ascertain whether the woman (or, more rarely, the man) at the heart of the drama is actually a... More
Posted on Jul 25, 2013
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