Common - Best New Songs, Albums, & Features

Listen to the best new songs and albums from Common as well as features written by the DJ Booth Staff. Last updated on October 21, 2014

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Common on “Nobody’s Smiling”, Chicago & His 5 Best Albums (Interview)

Twenty years ago, a Chicago born-and-bred emcee revealed his heartbreak for a genre he once adored. Common unleashed his candid ode to hip-hop with his poignant record, “I Used To Love H.E.R.” It was a... More
Posted one week ago
Snoh Aalegra ft. Common - Bad Things Artwork
Featuring: Common
It’s only been a week since Snoh Aalegra made her first appearance on The DJBooth, but the Swedish songstress wasted no time to deliver new material, returning with Common and No I.D. riding shotgun. Her lovely voice,... More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Lil Herb ft. Common & Chance the Rapper - Fight or Flight (Remix) Artwork
Artist: Lil Herb
Featuring: Common | Chance the Rapper
Update: The Verluxe-directed visuals for Lil Herb’s Fight or Flight (Remix) single have been added. Quick: name the two local rappers you’d most like to have guest on your latest record, if you were an... More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Common ft. Vince Staples & Jay Electronica - Kingdom (Remix) Artwork
Artist: Common
It’s a blue moon, it’s a double rainbow, it’s a new Jay Electronica verse! While maybe not quite that rare, new rhymes from Jay Elec are certainly hard to come by. The man’s not just jumping on any... More
Posted one month ago
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Magnum Opus: Falling in Love With Common’s “The Light” Again (Video)

Born and raised in D.C., I have passed by or visited pretty much every D.C. landmark or museum about a thousand times. Whenever we had family in town, we took them to see the sights. I don't know whether I've had... More
Posted one month ago
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 one month ago
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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 2 months ago
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Editor's Pick
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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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Editor's Pick
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 4 months ago
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