Common may have released his acclaimed Finding Forever album over six years ago now, but there’s no doubting its relevance in hip-hop to this day, which could arguably be thanks to a man named Kanye West. Kaytranada has decided to revisit that very project for a remix of his own, with the will.i.am-featured “I Want You” being the producer’s specific choice. Thanks to the addition of notable bass and satisfying synths, we can’t get enough of the latest edition to his catalog.
Robert Glasper‘s Black Radio 2 album might be about a month away from release, but the Jill-Scott assisted “Calls” single has been in rotation lately. For his latest, he recruits Common and Patrick Stump for the uplifting “I Stand Alone.” Backed by a piano, Common blesses the track with two verses and a positive message. Pay attention to the outro too, there are wise words in there about following excellence in musicianship.
Robert Glasper’s Black Radio 2 album is due out October 29.
Although claiming a rightful a place as one of the most talented female emcees over the years, Rapsody has maintained her “culture over everything” theory by undoubtedly thriving on the underground scene. Throughout each of her projects, there’s been an undoubtable amount of growth in both her namesake and quality of music overall.
In what seems to be one of her most complete projects to date, the Jamla representative releases her brand new She Got Game mixtape in its entirety, which contains 16 tracks alongside special guest contributions from Raekwon, Chance The Rapper, 9th Wonder, Mac Miller, Common, Wale, Ab-Soul, Terrace Martin, DJ Premier, Nipsey Hussle and more.
Last year, R&B singer-songwriter Estelle released her third studio album “All of Me;” which was well received from fans and critics. One the tracks that didn’t make the final cut was the No I.D. produced and Common featured “Victorious.” Listen to the track above and let us know in the comments if it should’ve made the album.
Who would have thought Common and Talib Kweli would have remixed a Chris Brown record the same year? All we need is for Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey, to hit us with a remix of his own. Granted, this “Fine China” single is hot, though.
Common did his thing, and even got DJ Dummy and 9th Wonder to give the track a Michael Jackson twist, with a smooth break after right before his verse.
Rapper-songwriter, Kent M$NEY is giving listeners more HS87 audio we can add to playlist fresh from the release of the crews debut album “All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of.” It’s been a long journey since his “Becoming EP” from 2010, but he returns with his sophomore project “Eyes Wide Shut.” We’ve seen a few samples from the project over the past few months to prepare you for the main entrée we have today.
The mixtape has features from the likes of Hit Boy, Audio Push, Ashly Breshe, Common, Casey Veggies, BMac, Rick Ross, K. Roosevelt, Diz Gibran, Xzibit, Raekwon, Dave Young, Nicka, Method Man, Redman, Schoolboy Q. Production is handled from Tha Bizness, M3rge, Deezy, Rey Reel, HazeBanga, Frank Dukes, Price, D Mills, HazeBanga and G-Ry. Check after the jump to view the 12-track tracklistings along with download links ready.
It looks like the “Open Letter” remixes are gonna be coming at a higher rate in the weeks to come, but Common is one of the first to rock the new Jay-Z track. He adds a short verse speaking on how FOX tried to play him, as well as other political dealings he’s had to endure throughout his career. Y’all gone learn today.
No I.D. randomly releases new material featuring Common behind the booth for “Congratulations” today. Following the release of their most recent project, “The Flower Of Life EP,” the Cocaine 80s collective has upcoming projects this year we can look forward to, from Common’s untitled 10th album, as well as Jhené Aiko’s debut “Souled Out.”
Enjoy the new No I.D. and Common track above and download it as an appetizer of what the two have in store in the near future.
Upon awakening this morning, we had a feeling it was going to be a G.O.O.D. day. Turns out our gut proved to be true, as Big Sean drops his new single “Switch Up” featuring Common. This Hall Of Fame single backs up all the hype surrounding B.I.G. Sean Don’s upcoming album, setting up for one hell of a Summer for the Detroit player.
You can’t be mad at a new verse from Common either. Happy G.O.O.D. Friday.
If you don’t know by now, Hit-Boy, Kent M$NEY, Audio Push (Oktane & Price) and K. Roosevelt make up one of the hottest crews in hip-hop right now known as Hits Since ’87. Here we get their debut full-length collaborative project “Hit-Boy Presents HS87: All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of.” The album has features from Problem , 2Chainz, Juicy J, Common, Robin Thicke, Cocaine80s, Travi$ Scott; and Schoolboy Q, Xzibit, Casey Veggies, Rick Ross, Method Man, Redman & Raekwon on the recently released popular track “Cypher.” You should know by default who the producers are on the project as you can check after the jump to view the entire 15-track tracklistings along with download links ready.
Common was the next special guest to visit ESPN’s “First Take” to join the debate desk with Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith and Cari Champion. In the clip above, they all discuss the ongoing debate of LeBron James and Michael Jordan which has been one of the most talked about stories in sports with Bron’s play reflected MJ’s prime year in 1991.
Common who’s originally from Chicago proclaims himself as a Heat guy being fans of both Bron and Wade as they compare to two discussing the two in a one on one game. Skip and Stephen A. obviously get into a debate with Common and Cari preset but Sense ends the clip cooling the tension in the room saying that both James and Jordan are great players and make (made) every player around them better.
A sequel to “I Used To Love H.E.R.”? Almost 20 years after the release of his monumental 1994 single, J Period brings Com back to the game with “The Next Chapter” of the track. The short 2-minute track, The Roots, No I.D., Kanye West and many more get a shout from Common gets back to the essence and talks about his love for Hip-Hop.
We’re going to have this one in rotation this weekend. Guarantee that.
Common was the next artist to visit DJ Whoo Kid’s Whoolywood Shuffle radio show on Sirius Shade 45. In the video, Com discusses his fondness for Will Smith in being inspired to pursue his Hollywood acting career but still keeping true to his hip-hop roots. The two then jumped into discussing his upcoming film “LUV” in theaters nationwide this Friday.
He compares the movie to his hometown of Chicago which children are dying every day which the movie explains it’s a revolving process in the urban communities with all races being able to relate to the story. Common touches on his upcoming mixtape due this May which has guest appearances from No I.D., Travi$ Scott, Hit-Boy, Kid Cudi and possibly Lupe Fiasco as he also plans follow-up with his 10th studio album this year.
He closes out with speaking on Kanye West’s need for perfection when he’s in the studio as the crew never release sub-par material.
When we start to see a string of brand new releases from the talented collective, it’s evident that a project is nearing its release. It all started again last month, and they continue to increase the anticipation by adding another gem to their collection for the start of a new year. For their next all-star collaboration, Cocaine 80s aka James Fauntleroy hooks up with regularly affiliated artists Jhene Aiko and Common on a track titled “Fly Ass Pisces”. Rather than just admiring the name, the song sounds like it could have fitted perfectly into Common’s The Dreamer, The Believer album, but it’s set to appear on Cocaine 80s’ The Flower Of Life EP, which doesn’t have an official release date as of yet.
The multi-talented Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr aka Common took the opportunity to sit down with Jimmy Fallon to talk about what he has been working on in recent months. In conversation was his next film titled LUV, as well as the G.O.O.D. Music veteran’s forthcoming plans in terms of releasing new music. If all goes to plan, Common is set to drop an exclusive EP at the end of January, followed by his first ever mixtape coming in April. That’s not all, we’re also told to look out for his tenth studio album arriving in September. We think that’s enough to get us excited for the meantime.