New Common Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Common - Nobody’s Smiling Cover

Common - Nobody’s Smiling [Album]

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... Read Full Review

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Common ft. Big Sean - Diamonds Artwork

Common ft. Big Sean - Diamonds [Stream]

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... Read More

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Common - Speak My Piece Artwork

Common - Speak My Piece [Stream]

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... Read More

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Common ft. Vince Staples - Kingdom Artwork

Common ft. Vince Staples - Kingdom [Stream]

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,... Read More

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Wale ft. Rick Ross & Common - Sunshine (Remix) Artwork

Wale ft. Rick Ross & Common - Sunshine (Remix) [Stream]

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... Read More

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Common ft. Ab-Soul - Made in Black America Artwork

Common ft. Ab-Soul - Made in Black America [Stream & Download]

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... Read More

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Common - War [Stream & Download]

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... Read More

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Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige - Quicksand Artwork

Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige - Quicksand [Stream]

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”... Read More

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Aaradhna ft. Common - Wake Up (Remix) Artwork

Aaradhna ft. Common - Wake Up (Remix) [Stream]

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... Read More

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Robert Glasper ft. Common & Patrick Stump - I Stand Alone Artwork

Robert Glasper ft. Common & Patrick Stump - I Stand Alone [Stream]

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... Read More

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Common - I Used to Love H.E.R. Artwork

Common - I Used to Love H.E.R. [Stream]

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... Read More

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Elijah Blake ft. Common - X.O.X Artwork

Elijah Blake ft. Common - X.O.X [Stream]

I can tell you from experience that few things suck more than being romantically involved with someone who’s still in love with an ex—except, perhaps, being the person who can’t get over that old flame. An... Read More

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Common x Cocaine 80s - Congratulations [Stream & Download]

So far, pre-marriage theme songs are two-for-two in my book. International Players Anthem from UGK and Outkast was the first, and is still in my regular rotation, and now Common and No I.D have given the wedding theme a... Read More

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Big Sean ft. Common - Switch Up Artwork

Big Sean ft. Common - Switch Up [Stream]

Earlier this week, Kid CuDi announced that he is no longer signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music label. But you know who is still signed to G.O.O.D Music? Big Sean. Before the weekend revelry, the Detroit native has unleashed... Read More

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Common - The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.) Artwork

Common - The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.) [Stream]

While I Used to Love H.E.R., Common Sense’s classic ‘94 single, ended on an ambiguous note, the fact that the emcee hasn’t hung up the mic 15-plus years later indicates that his romance with Ms. Hip-Hop... Read More

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Cocaine 80s ft. Jhene Aiko & Common - Fly Ass Pisces Artwork

Cocaine 80s ft. Jhene Aiko & Common - Fly Ass Pisces [Stream & Download]

If their group name didn’t tip you off, Cocaine 80s are big fans of that fishscale—and not just when it comes to their powder. As the No I.D.-fronted collective reveal on EP standout Fly Ass Pisces, their ideal woman... Read More

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Common Jumps “In the Mix” [DJBooth Interview Exclusive] [Feature ]

A Chicago veteran whose lyrical, politically-charged style helped light the way for Windy City luminaries Kanye and Lupe, Common has spent the last several years diversifying his resume--penning a memoir, starring in numerous... Read More

Common - The Dreamer / The Believer Cover

Common - The Dreamer / The Believer [Album]

You met her in 1992, and what you loved most she had so much soul. The two of you related, mentally and emotionally, and it wasn’t long before you knew that throughout your life she’d be there for you. And you’d be... Read Full Review

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Common - Celebrate [Video]

With the release of his new album The Dreamer, The Believer only a day away, Common unveils some moving new visuals to Celebrate. This one’s for everyone who celebrating a return home. Look out for a Ludacris cameo! Read More

Common - Raw (How You Like It) Artwork

Common - Raw (How You Like It) [Stream]

Common has been building a slow, but steady momentum this fall as he preps the masses for the release of his ninth studio album The Dreamer/The Believer. Like a chef (not to be confused with Raekwon, of course) Com’s... Read More

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Common ft. John Legend - The Believer Artwork

Common ft. John Legend - The Believer [Stream]

Having all but convinced Boothgoers that his ninth LP will be a classic, Common could just sit back and, I dunno, brush up on his Call of Duty skills till the project hits stores and heads inevitably descend upon it like... Read More

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Common - Celebrate Artwork

Common - Celebrate [Stream]

Considering his recent successes on The DJBooth – of course I’m talking about the banging Sweet and the expansive Blue Sky – Common’s more than earned the right to grab a few hundred of his closest friends, buy out... Read More

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Derrick Hodge ft. Common - We Live Today [Stream]

Rarely does live-band hip-hop sound as smooth as it does on We Live Today, the first Booth feature from Derrick Hodge. On this newly-released single, the Philadelphia bassist/composer/producer cooks up a lush, jazzy... Read More

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Common - Sweet [Video]

Chicago legend Common follows the release of his aggressive single Sweet with some stunning visuals set in Haiti. I’m officially ridiculous-level excited about his upcoming album Dreamer/Believer, due to drop this December... Read More

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Common - Sweet [Stream]

After keeping Common’s epically minded last single, Blue Sky, on repeat for the past few weeks I began to formulate a hypothesis about the Chi-Town emcee’s plans to make his upcoming album, The Dreamer, The Believer, an... Read More

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Common - Blue Sky [Video]

Impeccable Chicago emcee Common returns with visuals to his highly rated new single Blue Sky. Stay tuned as the November 22 release of Common’s The Dreamer, The Believer arrives by way of Warner Bros, his first album... Read More

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Common (with Cocaine 80s) ft. Over - Six Artwork

Common (with Cocaine 80s) ft. Over - Six [Stream & Download]

If you happen to run into Common in the street, think twice before shaking his hand—the man’s so hot right now, your skin would probably blister on contact. Though listeners have barely had a chance to collect the... Read More

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Common - Blue Sky Artwork

Common - Blue Sky [Stream]

This sounds about right. Nah, not the fact that Common is dropping his ninth studio album. No, not the fact that No. I.D. did the damn thing. But hearing something that sounds like a fleet of God-like beings emerge on the... Read More

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Common ft. Nas - Ghetto Dreams [Video]

Director Matt Alonzo teamed up with two of the greatest lyricist’s in the game to produce a new video titled Ghetto Dreams. The single was released about a month ago and has already created a huge buzz in the music... Read More

Common ft. Nas - Ghetto Dreams Artwork

Common ft. Nas - Ghetto Dreams [Stream]

Nas may be one of the greatest spitters ever to pick up a mic, but patience evidently isn’t his strong suit. Friday night, Twitter followers got to witness the Queensbridge vet pestering Chitown vet Common to hurry up... Read More

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Common (with Cocaine 80s) - Summer Madness [Stream & Download]

When it rains, it pours—or, as the case may be, when it snows it blizzards. Relatively quiet since the release of 2008’s Universal Mind Control LP, Common made his return to the hip-hop blogosphere yesterday with the... Read More

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Common, Lupe Fiasco & Jennifer Hudson - We Can Do It Now [Stream & Download]

Certain combos are guaranteed winners: Milk and cereal. Warm weather and beaches. Common and No I.D. The renowned emcee and producer have paired up once again as a part of Gatorade’s Replay campaign, and they’re... Read More

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Kanye West ft. Pusha T, Big Sean, CyHi Da Prynce & Common - G.O.O.D. Music Cypher [Stream & Download]

Since today is the start of the NBA season, let’s compare G.O.O.D. Music’s BET Cypher to the Los Angeles Lakers. With DJ Premier (Phil Jackson) leading the way on the one and twos, the first up is Pusha T, who shows off a... Read More

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Kanye West ft. Common, Pusha T, KiD CuDi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson - Good Friday Artwork

Kanye West ft. Common, Pusha T, KiD CuDi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson - Good Friday [Stream & Download]

Since Crooked I ushered in the idea of the “weekly series”, nobody has truly capitalized on the concept like Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Fridays series. Unlike last week’s solo entry, Devil in a New Dress, this week’s... Read More

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John Legend & The Roots ft. Common & Melanie Fiona - Wake Up Everybody Artwork

John Legend & The Roots ft. Common & Melanie Fiona - Wake Up Everybody [Stream]

This is Sunday morning music. The individual sounds of artists like Common, Melanie Fiona, John Legend, and The Roots are as smooth and refreshing as a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. But the combination of all four... Read More

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Common ft. Queen Latifah - Next Time (Just Wright) Artwork

Common ft. Queen Latifah - Next Time (Just Wright) [Stream]

You’ve probably seen the trailer for Common’s upcoming film Just Wright. However, you may not know that Common also has a new album, Go! (Common Classics), scheduled to be released May 25, which features some classic hits... Read More

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The Grammys are Coming! A Preview of the 2010 Awards [Feature ]

This Sunday night the music industry's annual self-indulgent orgy, the Grammy Wards, will flood the televisions and minds of music lovers worldwide. In preparation for music's biggest night of the year, DJBooth.net and... Read More

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Consequence ft. Kanye West, John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, & Big Sean - Whatever U Want (Remix) [Stream]

Hey girl, you’re so fine I’ll give you Whatever U Want. No, I’m not Kanye West, I’m Consequence, though I do look a lot like him from some angles. What’s that you say? You liked the original track, especially my... Read More

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Malik Yusef & Kanye West ft. Common & John Legend - Magic Man [Stream]

Booth newcomer Malik Yusef is an artist with one foot on either side of the fuzzy line between rap and spoken word poetry; fortunately, he’s also an artist who thrives on tricky dualities.  His latest project,... Read More

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Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West & Common - Make Her Say [Stream]

Unfortunately for those who thought She Came Along, Kid CuDi‘s recently-featured collabo with Deep Dish producer Sharam, was a little too left-of-center, the newly-released Make Her Say has a similarly off-the-wall (if... Read More

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Hip-Hop 101: Ludacris and Common School L.A. With Stellar Show [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

Los Angeles got taken to school on Saturday night when the Hip-Hop 101 Music and Arts Festival set up class in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Put on in celebration of Black History Month, the event attempted to unify... Read More

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It’s No Secret: Common Packs Mean Performance Punch [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- On Friday evening, DJBooth.net was invited to attend NBC’s “Locals Only” secret show featuring hometown favorite Common. The event, which was held at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Arts Warehouse,... Read More

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Common - Universal Mind Control [Album]

Some people are going to hate Common’s new album, Universal Mind Control. It won’t matter what I write. Nothing will convince them otherwise. How do you know if you’re one of these people? Just take this simple quiz: Do... Read Full Review

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Common ft. Pharrell - Punch Drunk Love (Remix) [Stream]

Common‘s eighth studio album, Universal Mind Control, has officially hit store shelves.  Though his new style of hip hop has left some critics (including both of his hometown newspapers, the Tribune and the... Read More

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K-Salaam & Beatnick Release Common Remix Album [Feature ]

New York, NY -- K-Salaam & Beatnick, the up-and-coming production duo who caught DJBooth.net's attention with their remixes of classic records by veteran rapper Common, Today, the two are back in the Booth with a brand new,... Read More

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K-Salaam & Beatnick Preview Common Remix Album [Feature ]

New York, NY -- K-Salaam & Beatnick, who Booth members may remember from their remixes of Common cuts "6th Sense," "Resurrection," and "The Corner," are at it again on the forthcoming S.T.O.R.Y. (Stories Told Over Remixed... Read More

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Common - Changes [Stream]

In the fifth century B.C., ancient Greek philospher Heraclitus coined the oft-quoted saying, “Nothing endures but change.”  One of the many artists to take this sentiment to heart is rapper Common, who has used the... Read More

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Complete Coverage:  Chicago Celebrates Obama Election in Style; Common, Kweli, Others On Hand [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- If you have never felt as though you were part of a truly historic moment, then Tuesday evening was your night. Just minutes after the clock struck 10pm in the Central Standard Time zone, Illinois Senator... Read More

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Common, Talib Kweli Host Election Results Watch Party in Chicago [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- Chicago native and Grammy Award winning artist Common teamed with Brooklyn lyricist Talib Kweli on Tuesday night, to co-host Get Presidential: The Election Results Watch Event at Chicago's Hard Rock Café. The... Read More

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Common Previews “Universal Mind Control” for DJBooth.net [Feature ]

To control the minds of your listeners, you need not only superb lyrical abilities, but a musical backdrop that can take the listeners to a realm of symphonic bliss. Common is back with his 8th studio recording, entitled... Read More

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Common Releases “Universal Mind Control” Video [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- Industry vet Common has released the video for the title track and first single of his upcoming LP, Universal Mind Control. In this hyper-stylized, Hype Williams-directed affair, the emcee raps inside of a... Read More

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Q-Tip Performs for Maximum Capacity at NYC’s Knitting Factory [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

New York, NY -- The outside of Tribeca’s Knitting Factory appeared to be just that, as the seemingly mile-long ball of yarn that was Q-Tip’s enthusiasts wrapped around the entrance to his free show. Fresh off of the Rock... Read More

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Common Changes Album Title, Shoots Video With Hype Williams [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- Word is out that veteran rapper Common's upcoming eighth album has undergone a name change-- formerly Invincible Summer, the set is now to be called Universal Mind Control. This LP, which comes on the heels... Read More

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K-Salaam & Beatnik ft. Common - 6th Sense (Remix) [Stream]

Apparently, K-Salaam & Beatnick aren’t satisfied with the original version of the song 6th Sense, from Common’s 2000 album, Like Water for Chocolate. In fact, they think they can do better. In their newly-released... Read More

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K-Salaam & Beatnick ft. Common - Resurrection (Remix) [Stream]

You know you’re a star when you release a greatest hits album. You know you’re a legend, however, when someone remixes that album. Thankfully, K-Salaam and Beatnick’s Common Remixed Vol. 3 isn’t an exact retake on the... Read More

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Skillz ft. Common & Talib Kweli - So Far So Good (Remix) [Stream]

In a May interview with DJBooth, rapper Skillz explained the reasoning behind the creation of his current single, So Far So Good.  “Hip hop is an art form, it’s a culture, and it doesn’t have to be good to any of... Read More

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K-Salaam & Beatnick ft. Common - The Corner (Remix) [Stream]

Prior to the release of their forthcoming VP/Universal debut, Whose World Is This (which features Talib Kweli, Young Buck and Trey Songz amongst others), production duo K-Salaam & Beatnick will tell a few stories. ... Read More

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Common ft. Pharrell Williams - Announcement [Stream]

This Friday marks the release of Wanted, the newest film in rapper/actor Common’s burgeoning acting career.  Once the red carpet premieres and press junkets wind down, however, the versatile Chicagoan will concentrate... Read More

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Common ft. Pharrell Williams - Universal Mind Control [Stream]

Clearly tired of being pigeonholed as a “conscious rapper,” critically-acclaimed emcee Common is taking a new direction with his upcoming eighth studio album, Universal Mind Control (formerly titled Invincible... Read More

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Skillz ft. Common - So Far So Good [Stream]

When a rapper does a song that sounds like a complaint, readers comment “stop bitchin!”  Similarly, when a rapper does a song about a worn-out or clichéd topic, like money, cars, jewels, women, blow, etc…, readers... Read More

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Common ft. Marsha Ambrosius & Bilal - The Light 2008 (It’s Love) [Stream]

What happens when three highly acclaimed rappers are paired with three of the hottest current producers in hip-hop?  You get the Smirnoff Signature Mix Series; a modern day spin on three classic rap songs. ... Read More

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Smirnoff Signature Mix Series To Feature Re-Worked Classics By Common, Q-Tip & More [Feature ]

New York, NY -- Beginning this month, the makers of Smirnoff vodka are launching an exciting new Smirnoff Signature Mix Series, a campaign pairing three acclaimed rappers with contemporary beat-maestros to create new versions... Read More

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The Roots, Common Set To Premiere Documentaries During NBA All Star Weekend [Feature ]

New York, NY -- Black History Month during the All Star weekend may have just become a little more cultural besides the endless parties and basketball activities that it's known for. The 'Other' Movie Industry Film Festival... Read More

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Common Wins Awards for ‘CD of the Year’ and ‘Lyricist of the Year’ at This Year’s BET Hip Hop Awards [Feature ]

LOS ANGELES, LA -- Common's G.O.O.D Music/Geffen Records gold-selling release "Finding Forever" wins the "CD of the Year" award at the BET Hip Hop Awards show held in Atlanta, GA. on Saturday, October 13th (Common tied with... Read More

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Common Shoots New Video, Prepares for BET Awards [Feature ]

Los Angeles, CA -- Grammy winning rap superstar Common stars in his most provocative video ever, "I Want You," debuting this week featuring Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Derek Luke, tennis star Serena Williams, Will.I.Am and... Read More

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Common Launches Common Ground Foundation to Help Urban Youth [Feature ]

San Francisco, CA -- Grammy winning artist, actor and children's author Lonnie Rashid Lynn, known as "Common", has announced the launch of The Common Ground Foundation, Inc. The foundation will be overseen by Executive... Read More

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Nelly Furtado, Lil’ Wayne, Common, T-Pain and others Added to VMA Performers [Feature ]

New York, NY -- The party just got bigger and louder at the “2007 MTV Music Video Awards” as Common, Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, T-Pain, Cee-Lo, Daniel Merriweather and Lil’ Wayne joined the already explosive... Read More

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Common ft. Lily Allen - Drivin Me Wild [Stream]

Considered by many to be the man who can bring hip-hop back to life, Common will release Drivin’ Me Wild as the next single from the newly-released yet already successful Finding Forever.  Common’s skill in... Read More

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Hip Hop Takes A Turn and Common Leads The Way [Feature ]

Santa Monica, CA -- On his 7th album, Finding Forever, Grammy winning rap superstar Common hits the jackpot, scoring his first career #1 on the Billboard Album Chart. The G.O.O.D. Music/Geffen Records album scanned 155,329... Read More

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Common’s ‘Finding Forever’ Hits Retail Today [Feature ]

SANTA MONICA, Calif., -- Grammy-nominated rap superstar Common returns with his long-awaited seventh studio album, "Finding Forever," on G.O.O.D. Music/Geffen Records, to be released July 31. The album will be available at... Read More

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Common - Finding Forever [Album]

When I was high school we used to hood ride. No, not that hood, like on a car. We’d fly through the back streets of Boston sitting on the hood, a firm grip the only difference between staying on and hitting the pavement.... Read Full Review

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Common Set to Release New CD ‘Finding Forever’ July 31st [Feature ]

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Multi-faceted Hip-Hop superstar Common is prepping his highly anticipated seventh album, Finding Forever, for a July 31st release on G.O.O.D Music/Geffen Records. The album is the follow up to the four... Read More