Common

Jan
19
Common Talks ‘LUV,’ Obama, and G.O.O.D. Music on ’106 & Park’

Common

Common the movie star paid a visit to “106 & Park” on Friday to promote his new film LUV. The rapper-turned-actor chatted with hosts Bow Wow and Paigion about his latest acting role, his early support for President Obama, performing at the White House (“It was turnt up”), and his G.O.O.D. Music family.

When asked which actor he’s learned the most from, he credited his American Gangster co-star Denzel Washington. “Part of it was the example he set of being on the set and conducting himself,” he said, while also acknowledging Morgan Freeman.

When it comes to G.O.O.D. Music, he has a great deal of admiration for his clique. “I get inspired ’cause they always write songs,” he said of Kanye, Pusha T, Big Sean, and the rest of the gang. “It’s good to be around talent like that and it’s fun.”

LUV is now open in select theaters. Common is also working on an EP, mixtape, and album for release this year.

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Jan
13
New Music: Cocaine 80s – ‘The Flower of Life’ [EP]

The Flower of Life

Cocaine 80s serves up a Sunday surprise with the release of its fourth EP, The Flower of Life. The 7 tracks include “Fly Ass Pisces” with Common and Jhené Aiko, plus contributions from James Fauntleroy and more. Hit the jump for the free download, which includes lyrics and Volume 1.

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Jan
12
New Music: Cocaine 80s f/ Common & Jhené Aiko – ‘Fly Ass Pisces’

Fly Ass Pisces

James Fauntleroy and Common soar to new heights on “Fly Ass Pisces,” their latest record off Cocaine 80s’ upcoming EP The Flower of Life. Jhené Aiko provides the ethereal hook, while Common shouts out Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas. Get high off their supply.

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Jan
3
Common Announces EP, Mixtape, and Album for 2013

Common

Common his big things in store for 2013. During a visit to “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to promote his coming-of-age film LUV, the rapper-turned-actor announced his plans to drop an EP, mixtape, and album all in the next nine months.

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Dec
12
New Music: Elijah Blake f/ Common – ‘XOX’

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Elijah Blake is quickly becoming the go-to guy for superstars including Rihanna, Game, Rick Ross, Keyshia Cole, and Usher (“Climax”).

Now the singer-songwriter enlists some star power of his own for “XOX,” a collaboration with Common from his just-released EP Bijoux 22. The Palm Beach, Florida, native sings about missing his ex on the soulful track, while the G.O.O.D. Music MC waxes poetic on his guest verse.

Managed by Roc Nation, Elijah is working with No I.D. and Salaam Remi on his Def Jam debut.

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Dec
5
New Music: The Game f/ Kanye West & Common – ‘Jesus Piece’

Jesus Piece

The Game catches the holy spirit on “Jesus Piece,” his dark collaboration with Kanye West and Common, which also serves as the title track to his fifth album, in stores Tuesday. The Compton MC gets introspective (“Hip-hop was better off when it was just Dre, Scarface, and Esco”), while Common drops some righteous rhymes and ‘Ye provides the hook (“Something like my Jesus piece”).

Listen to them bless the track below.

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Sep
20
G.O.O.D. Music Takes Over ‘106 & Park’

2 Chainz, CyHi the Prynce, Teyana Taylor, Common, and Big Sean

It was a G.O.O.D. day at “106 & Park” when 2 Chainz, Common, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, CyHi the Prynce, and Travi$ Scott stopped by to promote the Cruel Summer compilation. Decked out in all white, the crew sat down for an interview and hit the stage for a performance.

They discussed their accomplishments, comraderie, and explained some of the songs on the album.

Teyana spoke about being the first female signed to G.O.O.D. Music. “[My life has] changed tremendously,” she said. “But as far as my grind and my hustle, that has never changed. Nothing can stop that. I’m excited to be a part of it and happy to have people that believe in me and constantly have me working.”

One of G.O.O.D. Music’s original members, Common, praised the chief, Kanye, who was M.I.A. “That guy is a genius. He’s one of the most talented and passionate people I’ve met in my life,” said the Chi-town MC, while Pusha T added, “It’s like being in school. Kanye’s a major, major critic, but it’s all for what’s best for the record. But he’s on top of you, just making sure that it’s gonna be perfect.”

Sean and 2 Chainz performed “Mercy,” while Pusha delivered his verse on “New God Flow.” 2 Chainz returned for “Birthday Song” and they joined together for “Don’t Like (Remix),” bringing out the rest of the crew for “Clique.”

Watch the G.O.O.D. Music takeover below.

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