Common Songs

Common - This War We Fight Artwork
Artist: Common
Since most of us are still at work, it’s tough to give Veteran’s Day the recognition it deserves. If you have yet to take a break from the grind and observe a moment of silence in honor of... More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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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... More
Posted one month 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,... More
Posted one month 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... More
Posted 2 months ago
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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... More
Posted 2 months ago
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Lupe Fiasco
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,... More
Posted about 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... More
Posted 4 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... More
Posted about 5 months ago
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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... More
Posted 5 months ago
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Editor's Pick
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... More
Posted about 8 months ago
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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... More
Posted 9 months ago
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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... More
Posted 10 months ago
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Editor's Pick
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... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
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... More
Posted one year ago
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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... More
Posted one year ago
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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... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
Elijah Blake ft. Common - X.O.X Artwork
Featuring: Common
Song: X.O.X
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... More
Posted one year ago
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Common
Artist: Common
Featuring: Cocaine 80s
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... More
Posted one year ago
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Big Sean ft. Common - Switch Up Artwork
Artist: Big Sean
Featuring: Common
Album: Hall of Fame
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... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
Common - The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.) Artwork
Artist: Common
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... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
Cocaine 80s ft. Jhene Aiko & Common - Fly Ass Pisces Artwork
Featuring: Common | Jhené Aiko
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... More
Posted one year ago
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Common - Raw (How You Like It) Artwork
Artist: Common
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,... More
Posted about 3 years ago
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Common ft. John Legend - The Believer Artwork
Artist: Common
Featuring: John Legend
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... More
Posted about 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
Common - Celebrate Artwork
Artist: Common
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Derrick Hodge
Featuring: Common
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
Common - Sweet Artwork
Artist: Common
Song: Sweet
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Common (with Cocaine 80s) ft. Over - Six Artwork
Artist: Common
Featuring: Cocaine 80s
Song: Six
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
Common - Blue Sky Artwork
Artist: Common
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
Common ft. Nas - Ghetto Dreams Artwork
Artist: Common
Featuring: Nas
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Common
Artist: Common
Featuring: Cocaine 80s
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Common
Artist: Common
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... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Kanye West
Artist: Kanye West
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... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Kanye West ft. Common, Pusha T, KiD CuDi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson - Good Friday Artwork
Artist: Kanye West
Featuring: Common | Pusha T | Kid CuDi | Big Sean
Album:
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... More
Posted 4 years ago
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John Legend & The Roots ft. Common & Melanie Fiona - Wake Up Everybody Artwork
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... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Common ft. Queen Latifah - Next Time (Just Wright) Artwork
Artist: Common
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... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Consequence
Album:
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... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Malik Yusef
Featuring: Kanye West | Common | John Legend
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. ... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Kid CuDi
Artist: Kid CuDi
Featuring: Lady Gaga | Kanye West | Common
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... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Common
Artist: Common
Featuring: Pharrell Williams
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,... More
Posted about 6 years ago
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Common
Artist: Common
Song: Changes
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... More
Posted 6 years ago
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K-Salaam & Beatnick
Featuring: Common
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... More
Posted 6 years ago
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K-Salaam & Beatnick
Featuring: Common
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... More
Posted 6 years ago
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Skillz
Artist: Skillz
Featuring: Common | Talib Kweli
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... More
Posted 6 years ago
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K-Salaam & Beatnick
Featuring: Common
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... More
Posted 6 years ago
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Common
Artist: Common
Featuring: Pharrell Williams
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... More
Posted 6 years ago
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Common
Artist: Common
Featuring: Pharrell Williams
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... More
Posted 6 years ago
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Skillz
Artist: Skillz
Featuring: Common
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,... More
Posted 6 years ago
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Common
Artist: Common
Featuring: Marsha Ambrosius | Bilal
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... More
Posted 6 years ago
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Common
Artist: Common
Featuring: Lily Allen
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. ... More
Posted 7 years ago
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Common
Artist: Common
If there ever was a time when hip-hop could use a savior (sit down Jay,) now is that time.  Please enter, Common.  The heralded Windy City MC readies his return to the game with the new LP,... More
Posted 7 years ago
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