WATCH: Common Unveils Powerful Short Film as Companion Piece to New LP ‘Black America Again’
. Common has cultivated one of the most vital and vibrant discographies in hip-hop history, with 1994’s , Common has successfully stretched himself beyond music alone to become a bona fide multimedia Across his nearly 25-year recording career, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. a.k.a. Common Sense a.k.a , Common remains an emcee by trade, and one of the finest, most thoughtful lyricists working today passionately active in a handful of philanthropic efforts, most notably the Chicago-based Common Ground WATCH: Common Unveils Powerful Short Film as Companion Piece to New LP ‘Black America Again’ Common
Happy Birthday to Common, Born March 13, 1972
Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Common’s musical legacy and share your personal memories of him with us. series of high-profile acting roles. Common was born Lonnie Rashied Lynn on the South Side of Chicago . He honed his skills to the point where -- performing as Common Sense -- he was able to catch his memories of him with us in the comments below! Born: March 13, 1972 Biography: Common (originally Common Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Common’s musical legacy and share your personal Happy Birthday to Common, Born March 13, 1972 underground, although some critics complained about the record's occasional misogynistic undertones. Common Common
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Common’s Debut Album ‘Can I Borrow a Dollar?’
starting from the artwork. It depicts a supposedly homeless Common Sense begging for spare change lane that would soon see them become stars. Common Sense’s style was somewhere in the middle of them On his 1992 debut, Common wasn’t afraid to be the kind of rapper he wanted to be, rather than the formulaic rapper he could have conformed to become. of The Source and their hallowed “Unsigned Hype” column, and by 1992 the self-styled Common Sense TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Common’s Debut Album ‘Can I Borrow a Dollar?’ Happy 25th Anniversary to Common’s debut album Can I Borrow a Dollar?, originally released October Common that same sense of openness and honesty runs through the songs. In short, Common Sense wasn’t afraid to
Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Common’s “Letter To The Free” (2016)
“Letter To The Free” appears on Common’s 2016 album ‘Black America Again’ ARTIST: Common featuring Bilal, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins TITLE: “Letter To The Free” ALBUM Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Common’s “Letter To The Free” (2016) Common
WATCH: Common Delivers Gripping Video for Incisive New Single “Black America Again” feat. Stevie Wonder
WATCH: Common Delivers Gripping Video for Incisive New Single “Black America Again” feat. Stevie Wonder America Again,” Common’s eloquently articulated soliloquy on America’s enduring plague of to keep your eyes and ears peeled for Common’s new album, which includes guest contributions from Common
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Common’s ‘One Day It’ll All Make Sense’
Common Sense was now just Common thanks to a lawsuit with a band going by the same name. The first two Hill, and the Questlove assisted “All Night Long” featuring Erykah Badu. Common would continue in TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Common’s ‘One Day It’ll All Make Sense’ released September 30, 1997. Common's second album is named Resurrection, but the true rebirth came with it marked the beginning of a new creative path for Common that he still travels today. It’s here Happy 20th Anniversary to Common’s third studio album One Day It’ll All Make Sense, originally The Chicago-bred emcee’s third LP offers an intriguing look at the transition from the Common Sense of old to the Common we know today. Common
Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Black Star’s “Respiration” feat. Common (1998)
Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Black Star’s “Respiration” feat. Common (1998) ARTIST: Black Star featuring Common TITLE: “Respiration” ALBUM: Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998) BUY: Amazon | iTunes WATCH/LISTEN: Common
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Cowboy Junkies’ ‘Lay It Down’
‘The Trinity Session’ is commonly considered the band’s masterpiece, but a solid case can be made track, the rollicking, indie rock indebted groove of “A Common Disaster,” which finds Margo
PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 1 – J Dilla
with A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Common, and many more. Rhymes, Common, The Pharcyde, Q-Tip, and many more. The mix concludes with Robert Glasper’s piano-blessed
STREAM: Discover 25 of Albumism’s Favorite New Tracks with Our November Playlist
” From Running Out of Love | Amazon | iTunes [07] Common featuring BJ The Chicago Kid – "The Day Women Enjoy 25 new tracks by A Tribe Called Quest, Bonobo, Common, The xx, Alicia Keys, Saba, Honeyblood, Run the Jewels, Leonard Cohen + many more.
PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 2 – Erykah Badu
In honor of her 45th birthday (2/26/71), our tribute playlist spans Badu’s dazzling discography & collaborations with Common, OutKast, The Roots, and many more. Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, Robert Glasper, Guru, J Dilla, Talib Kweli, Janelle Monáe, OutKast, The
WATCH: Classic J Dilla Documentary ‘Still Shining’ + Bonus Short Film Tributes
Erykah Badu, Common, Pete Rock, Questlove, and many more. , Bilal, Common, Dwele, James Poyser, Karriem Riggins, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, and Questlove are among those
STREAM: Discover 25 of Albumism’s Favorite New Tracks with Our October Playlist
| iTunes [04] Common featuring Bilal – "Letter to the Free” From Black America Again | Amazon | iTunes Enjoy 25 new tracks by Solange, Kings of Leon, Common featuring Bilal, Pretenders, Mary J. Blige, Drive-By Truckers, Aimee Mann, Warpaint + many more.
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of No I.D.’s ‘Accept Your Own & Be Yourself (The Black Album)’
has been his most consistent muse, as he worked behind the boards for many of the tracks on Common’s likes of Bow Wow, G-Unit, Chris Brown, Drake, Ghostface Killah, Nas, Ed Sheeran, and Pusha T. Common the Godfather of the Chicago hip-hop scene, first for his extensive work with Common Sense (commonly known as Common these days). He’s also known for mentoring Chicago-born producers, most famously the cables.” “State to State,” perhaps the best track on the album, features a stand-out verse from Common
Happy 40th Birthday to Kanye West, Born June 8, 1977
one year later by Common's Be. In addition to all of his studio work, West also toured You"), Brandy ("Talk About Our Love"), the Game ("Dreams"), Common ("Go!"), and Keyshia Cole ("I and Common's Finding Forever, both released by GOOD, were chiefly produced by West; the latter proved
Albumism’s 30 Best Albums of 2016
. BUY via Official Store, Amazon or iTunes | STREAM Here #25 | COMMON | Black America Again Def Jam /ARTium Our Two Cents: There’s no better evidence that [Common’s] penchant for powerful narrative and
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Heart’s ‘Dreamboat Annie’ (1976)
. It'll be neat when it's more commonplace." Though the record industry continues to be plagued by
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 10 Years of Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’
the album, with West rhyming over a beat originally intended for Chicago hip-hop pioneer Common intended to be the album’s first single, the track is a take on Common’s classic “I Used To Love H.E.R
IN MEMORIAM 2016: Celebrating the Indomitable Grace of Miss Sharon Jones
past. Commonly, I would scorn any band that wore Italian-tailored suits and played real instruments range of commonplace topics pertaining to the travails of love, I greatly appreciated the
WATCH: Bat for Lashes Shares Video for “In God’s House,” Announces New Album ‘The Bride’
The enigmatic, London-bred singer-songwriter Natasha Khan, more commonly known by her stage moniker
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