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The rapper was joined by legendary producer Dion "No I.D." Wilson, and wanted to emphasize how important it is for kids to understand there are more jobs within the music industry than just being an artist.

Chicago rapper Common has never been afraid to start something new. After establishing himself as a formidable force in the Hip-Hop game, Common took his talents to the acting realm. Now, that he’s getting back to music, Common is starting over with a new record deal with Atrium/Def Jam Records. Def Jam Records announced the […]

Popular Chicago MC Common is getting back to his musical roots after taking a break to get his acting credits up. For the first single from the upcoming album “Nobody’s Smiling” is the heavy track “Kingdom.” The song spends its time addressing the gun violence in Chicago. While the song is specific to Chicago, the […]

As we previously reported  Common announced that he has a new album on the way. The No I.D. produced album is entitled “Nobody’s Smiling”. RELATED: Common Announces New Album Produced By No I.D. “Nobody’s Smiling” [VIDEO] Shortly after the announcement of the album a new single called “War” was released! Check it out below!     We […]

Thank the high heavens! Common‘s voice has been sorely missed and according to Revolt TV he is on his way back to our ipods soon! For awhile now there has been a need for something super lyrical coming out of the Chi to balance out what is being played in mainstream rotation. Take a look […]

Wordsmith Common‘s last album The Dreamer/The Believer was hailed as one of the best albums of 2011, but it was lost on fans due to his ridiculous beef with Drake. Never one to be stagnant, Common is working on the follow up of the critically acclaimed The Dreamer/The Believer with producers Kanye West and No […]

Nas, Large Professor and NO ID lace up a pre-metrocard NYC subway token experience for “my trapped in the ’90s n*ggas” on this beast of a track called “Loco-Motive.” Life Is Good drops July 17th! (spotted @ RapRadar) Get more of the latest music on The Music Charts Are Begging For “Mercy” [MUSIC CHARTS […]

Common may be stirring up trouble with Drake, but one thing he doesn’t have to worry about is loyalty in his own camp. In an extensive interview with XXL magazine the producer and Def Jam label executive NO ID explained how committed he was to Common’s early career. interviews Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah […]

An old saying is that the entertainment business is more like Chess than Checkers, where you have to think several steps ahead. So who made the biggest power moves in 2011? Check out our list. Oprah Winfrey launches her OWN TV network Known for the cult-like following she established with her insanely popular TV show, […]

With his memoirs making headlines Common is letting the fans know that he is still making good music with his latest single, “Blue Sky.” His next album, The Dreamer, The Believer, will be out later this year.  NO ID is bringing his A-game on this album because between this and “Ghetto Dreams” he’s two-for-two on […]

Common ditches the electro-robotic sound on his last album, Universal Mind Control, and returns to the raw street vibe of his earlier works.  This sick beat is produced by none-other than No I.D., who also produced many songs one of my favorite Common albums, One Day It’ll All Make Sense. His upcoming album produced by […]

Detroit rapper Big Sean released his debut album “Finally Famous” on Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music label. When I listen to Big Sean’s songs I can’t help but draw comparisons to Drake; both artists are obsessed with fame and women, and their lyrical content reflects that. But unlike Drake’s “Thank Me Later,” Big Sean’s debut album is […]