Common Songs


Common ft. Big Sean - Diamonds Artwork

Common ft. Big Sean - Diamonds

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

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

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)

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

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 Artwork

Common - 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...Read More

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Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige - Quicksand Artwork

Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige - Quicksand

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)

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

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

Throwback Thursdays: Common - I Used to Love H.E.R.

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

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

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

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.)

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

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 - Raw (How You Like It) Artwork

Common - Raw (How You Like It)

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

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

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

Derrick Hodge ft. Common - We Live Today

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 Artwork

Common - 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 Dreamer, The Believer, an...Read More

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

Common (with Cocaine 80s) ft. Over - 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 chance to collect the...Read More

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Common - Blue Sky Artwork

Common - Blue Sky

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 Artwork

Common ft. Nas - Ghetto Dreams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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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Consequence

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

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

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

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

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

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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Common ft. Pharrell - Punch Drunk Love (Remix)

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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Common - 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 Common, who has used the...Read More

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K-Salaam & Beatnick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skillz ft. Common - So Far So Good

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)

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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Common ft. Lily Allen - Drivin Me Wild

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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Common ft. Dwele - The People

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, Finding Forever. ...Read More

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Common ft. Will I Am - I Have A Dream

Sampling Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech, Will.I.Am continues to strive towards production greatness with Chicago MC, Common.  The two collaborate on a cut that will be featured on...Read More

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