Entries in Common (34)

Thursday
Dec222011

Common & Stevie Wonder - This Is Love (Live @ House Of Blues)

Common performed in front of a sold out crowd at the House Of Blues last night and brought out musical legend Stevie Wonder to share a special moment with him on stage. Two of my favourite artists ever.

Monday
Dec192011

Common - The Dreamer/The Believer (Samples)

Today sees the release of Common's ninth studio album, The Dreamer/The Believer, so what better a time to show respect to No I.D., the man behind the boards, by looking at the samples used to create some of these stunning beats. After the jump you will find 8 samples and a link to download them all. A simply incredible album from one of the greatest Rapper/Producer duos of all-time. Get your copy HERE.

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Monday
Dec192011

Common - Celebrate (Video)

Common unleashes the visuals for my favourite track from his ninth studio album, The Dreamer/The Believer, which you can now pick up HERE. There is no such thing as an instant classic, but if there was, then this has all the elements to be just that. Amazing song, amazing album.

Thursday
Dec152011

Common - Be (Instrumentals) (Free Download)

With the release of his ninth studio album just around the corner, what better a time to revisit one of Common's classics. 'Be' was the sixth album from the Chicago-born rapper and was released in 2005 on G.O.O.D. Music and Geffen Records. The album was primarily produced by fellow Chicagoan and G.O.O.D. Music label owner KanYe West - it peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart and was Common's second album to sell over 500,000 copies (over 800,000 copies sold). A classic in every sense of the word and some of the best Hip-Hop production of the 21st Century. Listen to two instrumentals below and pick up all 12 HERE. My favourite rapper of all-time.


Go (Prod. KanYe West)


Love Is... (Prod. J Dilla)

Wednesday
Dec142011

Common - Raw (How You Like It) x The Dreamer (Feat. Maya Angelou)

AH YEAH! Here are two of my favourite tracks from Common's highly anticipated ninth studio album, The Dreamer/The Believer, which is set to be released December 20th on Warner Bros. After hearing 4 of the 12 tracks, and knowing No I.D. was behind the boards for the entire project, I had a feeling this was going to be pretty special, but it's exceeded all my expectations after just a handful of listens. Hip-Hop in its purest art form, from my favourite rapper of all-time and one of the greatest producers of all-time. Got nothing else to say about this, but just believe me when I say this album has definitely been worth the wait. Lonnie Lynn & Ernest Wilson have an untouchable chemistry.

"Maybe I'm a hopeless Hip-Hop romantic..."

Monday
Dec052011

Common - The Believer (Feat. John Legend)

After blessing us with three cuts from his forthcoming album, The Dreamer The Believer, Common has now let loose this beautiful piece of Hip-Hop, which features fellow G.O.O.D. Music signee John Legend. Safe to say this album is going to be pretty special - you can get your copy on December 20th.

Monday
Nov212011

Common - Celebrate

Following the brilliant 'Ghetto Dreams' & 'Blue Sky', here is the amazing third single from Common's highly anticipated ninth studio album, The Dreamer The Believer, which is produced entirely by No I.D. Nothing else needs to be said about this, just listen. Pre-order HERE - December 20th.

Album of the year without even listening...

Thursday
Nov172011

Derrick Hodge - We Live Today (Feat. Common)

Chicago-born rapper Common features on the lead single from bass player/producer Derrick Hodge's forthcoming album, Live Today, which is set to be released in early 2012. How excited are you for The Dreamer, The Believer?!

Tuesday
Nov152011

Common - The Dreamer, The Believer (Cover x Tracklist)

After releasing the video for Sweet earlier today, Common has now unveiled the cover and tracklist for his forthcoming ninth studio album, which is set to be released December 20th. The Dreamer, The Believer is produced solely by No I.D. and has features from NaS, John Legend & Maya Angelou. Contender for album of the year without even hearing it - tracklist after the jump.

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Wednesday
Nov022011

Common - Elec-SICK Circus

Back in 2008, prior to the release of Universal Mind Control, DJ sourMILK and Just-N-Credible hooked up with Common to put together this mixtape, which pays tribute to the Chicago-born rappers incredible career thus far. UMC was a hugely underwhelming album and this mixtape was criminally overlooked, so with the release of his new album 'The Believer' just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to bring this back and remember why he is one of the greatest MCs to ever live. Listen/download below.

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