Common

Apr
5
New Music: Big Sean f/ Common – ‘Switch Up’

Switch Up

Big Sean stays true to his roots on his brand new song “Switch Up.” The Detroit MC teams with his G.O.O.D. Music brother Common on the young, fly, and flashy banger, produced by Million $ Mano, No I.D., and Rob Kinelski. Despite all the money, cars, and hos, he still reps for the same clique.

“This is for the ones that’s always riding with ya/ I ain’t switch up, no no I ain’t switch up,” he raps before Common spits a killer verse.

“This for everybody, who stayed real, stayed down reppin #FFOE #GOOD n everybody who stayed repping their own Team,” said Sean. “Through the good n bad times… Me n @Common was on here just having fun staying real.”

Sean was recently in the studio with Nicki Minaj. Hall of Fame is due this summer featuring collaborations with Miguel, Jhené Aiko, and Nas.

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Mar
26
Big Sean Celebrates 25th Birthday with Wiz Khalifa, Common, & Jhené Aiko

Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa

Big Sean received a big surprise on his 25th birthday. Over 100 of his closest friends and family toasted the G.O.O.D. Music MC at a private celebration hosted by Rémy Martin V at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills on Monday.

Guests including Wiz Khalifa, Common, Jhené Aiko, No I.D., Naya Rivera, and Da Internz dined on a three-course menu including filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and crème brûlée. Even his parents and older brother Brett flew in for the party. The birthday boy was presented with a cake shaped like an adidas Superstar sneaker and lion chain.

Sean was genuinely surprised by the outpouring of love. “I really had no idea about this… I was at home sick as fuck n @nicole_lequerica got me there somehow… N it was an extravaganza waiting on me mane,” he tweeted.

He also received tons of birthday wishes on Twitter from his fans and friends including Nicki Minaj and Juicy J.

“Birthday Surprise party was insane,” said Sean after the celebration. “Family n Friends always win.”

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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’

Bijoux 22

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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