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
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
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of Common’s ‘Electric Circus’
the album, those who are long departed, and family members jostle for position in Common’s world genius. The faces here though are the great and the good of Common’s sphere. Musicians who contribute to TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of Common’s ‘Electric Circus’ Happy 15th Anniversary to Common’s fifth studio album Electric Circus, originally released December 10, 2002. Common’s fifth album Electric Circus is a daringly ambitious endeavor that wears its Common not) staring out with Common himself front and center. The parallels with The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Following the success of 2000’s ‘Like Water for Chocolate,’ Common spread his creative wings and recorded the most daring album of his career thus far.
Happy Birthday to Common, Born March 13, 1972
memories of him with us in the comments below! Born: March 13, 1972 Biography (AllMusic): Common Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Common’s musical legacy and share your personal memories of him with us. (originally Common Sense) has been one of the most highly influential figures in rap music, keeping the of Chicago. He honed his skills to the point where -- performing as Common Sense -- he was able to Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Common’s musical legacy and share your personal Happy Birthday to Common, Born March 13, 1972 career with a series of high-profile acting roles. Common was born Lonnie Rashied Lynn on the South Side Common
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’ Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Common’s “Letter To The Free” (2016) ARTIST: Common featuring Bilal, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins TITLE: “Letter To The Free” ALBUM: Black America Again (2016) WATCH/LISTEN: 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
ALBUM REVIEW: Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins Craft Inspired Debut as August Greene
miracle" jokes and a few of Common's similes seem forced. Yet, any missteps Common takes in his on August Greene. Pictured (L-R): Karriem Riggins, Common & Robert Glasper The album begins with audio canvas that Common paints with his words. Throughout his legendary career, Common has addressed Common's thoughtful input takes center stage throughout most of the album. Yet, Glasper and Riggins Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins—three highly-accomplished artists that have nurtured chords. This backdrop creates a heavy mood that matches the weight of Common's thoughts. He ALBUM REVIEW: Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins Craft Inspired Debut as August Greene Common
NEW MUSIC WE LOVE: August Greene’s “Optimistic” & “Black Kennedy”
Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins are August Greene and their eponymous debut album arrives March 9th courtesy of Amazon Music. 2016 documentary 13th, kindred musical spirits Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins have 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) 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 indebted groove of “A Common Disaster,” which finds Margo dissecting the psychology of diving headlong
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” 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.
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
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Happy Birthday to D’Angelo, Born February 11, 1974
and involved much of the same personnel, some of whom -- including D'Angelo, Badu, Common , it was recorded at the same time as Erykah Badu's Mama's Gun and Common's Like Water for Chocolate reworked for Common's Finding Forever -- also reunited him with past Soulquarian partners. D'Angelo's
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
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of J Dilla’s ‘Ruff Draft’ EP
beats he made were for artists (A Tribe Called Quest, Common, De La Soul) who fit the mold of what used Common’s “The Light,” A Tribe Called Quest’s “Find A Way” or The Pharcyde’s “Runnin.’” There are the same time, even crossing paths on albums like Busta Rhymes’ Genesis (2001) and Common’s
COVER YOUR TRACKS: Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” by Wolf Alice, Gemma Hayes, London Grammar & More
declaration. In music, such imitation is commonplace, as artists often pay tribute to their
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declaration. In music, such imitation is commonplace, as artists often pay tribute to their
Remembering J Dilla Today on What Would Have Been His 44th Birthday (Born 2/7/74)
James Poyser and the Roots' Ahmir "?eustlove" Thompson, Dilla worked on Common's Like Water for enough beats -- including the Pharcyde's "Runnin'," De La Soul's "Stakes Is High," Common's "The Light
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