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18 June, 2014 6:00 pm

Hype Williams directed clip from Common’s upcoming new album, Nobody Smiling, hitting July 22nd.

4 June, 2014 5:24 am

Two-time Grammy Award®-winning Chicago rapper, actor Common has fulfilled a life-long goal with the announcement of his signing to No ID’s Artium /Def Jam Recordings. “Kingdom” featuring Vince Staples out now, Common’s lead track from his upcoming tenth studio album Nobody’s Smiling, set for July 22nd release. Nobody’s Smiling marks a creative reunion between Common [cont.]

3 June, 2014 1:45 am

Common recently wrote a piece on his recently passed friend and mentor, Dr. Maya Angelou, for the Daily Beast. Check it out below. Since I was 5 years old I have loved reading good writing. I would read anything that my mother or the teachers I loved gave me. In the 2nd grade I came [cont.]

30 May, 2014 5:01 pm

Nobody’s Smiling coming soon. Full music for “Kingdom” will be directed by Hype Williams.

29 May, 2014 6:50 pm

We don’t usually post trailers for songs or videos, unless it is a special event. Since we have ran the “Everything We Know About Common’s Upcoming Nobody’s Smiling LP” article today, we’ve gotten more news about the release, with an official trailer for the lead single, as seen below. The music video will be released [cont.]

29 May, 2014 6:56 am

Are you ready? #nobodyssmiling — COMMON (@common) May 28, 2014 One of this year’s most anticipated releases is Common’s tenth studio album, Nobody’s Smiling, which was announced at the top of the year. But news has been quiet lately on that front, missing its initial projected Spring release date. That being said, here is everything [cont.]

28 May, 2014 7:50 pm

Common helps out young Chi-town newcomer, Dreezy on “No Good”.

31 March, 2014 5:45 pm

New remix of “Sunshine”, which originally appeared on 2013′s The Gifted.

7 March, 2014 3:04 pm

The highlight of HBO’s Catch The Throne mixtape, which you can also download below.

5 March, 2014 7:23 pm

This comes from the CNN documentary series on Chicago gang violence, Chicagoland, which begins Thursday night. The trailer features a brief clip of Common’s “The City”, another No I.D. produced track from his upcoming album, Nobody Smiling, which is a concept album about the city’s violent epidemic.

24 February, 2014 6:54 pm

Common appears on ESPN’s Outside The Lines to discuss the NFL’s banning of players using the N-word on the field.

18 February, 2014 8:42 pm

Blaqstarr, the multifaceted DJ/Artist/Producer, shows off yet another side to his many talents. Check out his new melodic track, “Dear Diamond”, where he teams up with Common. Blaqstarr just recently released “Blaqfiles”, an EP which consists of his early club music bangers.

14 February, 2014 2:10 pm

Common debuted his new single “Made In Black America” earlier this week. Here’s the whole show, which finds him freestyling and speaking on his upcoming album, Nobody Smiling. Watch this man freestyle, then hang up your mic for good….

12 February, 2014 3:09 pm

New music from Common’s upcoming LP based around the gang violence in Chicago, Nobody Smiling. Produced by No I.D. As premiered by the L.A. Leakers.

17 January, 2014 1:01 pm

Chicago is having a moment. From Chance The Rapper’s unprecedented rise to Lil Bibby becoming one of rap’s most anticipated newbies, the scene in the Chi is bubbling. And the city’s elder statesmen are taking notice. VIBE sat down with Common at Los Angeles’ House of Blues in December and he shared why he feels [cont.]

7 January, 2014 2:23 pm

“War” is the first single from Common’s just announced 2014 LP, Nobody Smiling. The album will be produced entirely by longtime collaborator Rich “No ID” Daily, and will be a concept album about gang violence in Chicago.

5 December, 2013 6:58 pm

Could Common play Martin Luther King Jr. in a movie? What kind of fish would Common eat on the set of such a film? and which fizzy beverage would Common drink with the fish? We ask these questions (kinda) and more in the latest episode of “The Questions”.

30 October, 2013 12:31 am

Delicious Vinyl brings you Sunset Blvd, the new album from Yancey Boys, the group piloted by John “Illa J” Yancey and Frank Nitt. The dynamic new collection is built around previously unheard tracks created by Illa J’s brother: the late, great J Dilla (James Yancey). With Frank Nitt’s standing as J Dilla Music Catalog Curator [cont.]

26 October, 2013 5:42 am

Com tries out a new flow on this collaboration with R&B songstress Aaradhna.

25 September, 2013 1:19 am

From the upcoming release, Black Radio 2.

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