Common

Mar
31
New Music: Wale f/ Rick Ross & Common – ‘Sunshine (Remix)’

Sunshine (Remix)

Wale comes through with the remix to “Sunshine” featuring Rick Ross and Common. The MMG boss raps about brighter days and ObamaCare, while the Chicago MC drops an optimistic verse over the bouncy track off last year’s The Gifted. Shine on.

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Mar
7
New Music: Common – ‘The Ladder’

Common

Common climbs “The Ladder” of chaos on his contribution to Catch the Throne, HBO’s Game of Thrones-inspired mixtape. The hip-hop and reggaeton compilation includes 10 tracks, with appearances from Wale, Daddy Yankee, Big Boi, Magazeen, and Snow tha Product.

“I think about it when I’m in my zone, my life is like a game of thrones,” spits the Chicago MC.

He has been hard at work on his concept-driven album Nobody Smiling, which will be executive produced by No I.D.

Listen to Common’s cut below and stream the full mixtape on SoundCloud.

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Feb
12
New Music: Common f/ Ab-Soul – ‘Made in Black America’

Made in Black America

Common puts some sense back in hip-hop with “Made in Black America,” his conscious collaboration with TDE’s Ab-Soul.

“I’m more than a hot song or a hot album / Ask my ex, I still live on like Malcolm,” raps the Chicago lyricist over the No I.D. production.

“This music is really inspiring me!” tweeted Common. “It was a pleasure watching @abdashsoul keep HipHop Alive!”

Just last month, Common dropped his call-to-action record “War” and is gearing up to release his 10th studio album Nobody Smiling, which will be executive produced by No I.D.

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Jan
6
New Music: Common – ‘War’

War

Just hours after announcing his new album Nobody Smiling, Common heads to the front lines on his new song “War.” The Chicago lyricist paints a picture of the violence in his hometown on the No I.D. production.

“To all the killas and the hundred dolla billas/ Real hittas who ain’t got no feelings,” raps Common over the marching beat.

He hopes that his “call-to-action” album, produced by No I.D., will bring about change.

Listen to his powerful words below.

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Jan
6
Common Announces New Album ‘Nobody Smiling’

Common

Common is turning the spotlight back on his music in 2014. The rapper-turned-actor has announced details surrounding his new album Nobody Smiling.

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May
15
Video: Elijah Blake f/ Common – ‘X.O.X.’

Elijah Blake

Elijah Blake can’t stop thinking about his ex in the emotional video for “X.O.X.” off his EP Bijoux 22. The singer-songwriter, who has written for Rihanna, Keyshia Cole, and Usher, seems happy with his new girl, but inside he’s torn. When he decides to tell his girl that he’s got feelings for his ex, she breaks down. See her shed tears as she learns the truth.

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May
14
New Music: Estelle f/ Common – ‘Victorious’

Estelle and Common

Common digs into the crates and unleashes “Victorious,” a previously unreleased collaboration with Estelle. The motivational song, produced by No I.D., was originally set to appear on Estelle’s 2011 album All of Me.

“That song makes you feel like you can fly off a balcony,” Estelle told Rap-Up TV. “This song is about saying we made our own way and we’re victorious. This is what we do.”

Get lifted with their triumphant tune.

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