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Common Drops New Album ‘Black America Again’

Common’s eleventh studio album Black America Again has officially arrived. The 16 track project features a few previously released singles such as “Home,” “Black America Again,” and “Letter to the Free.” Inspired by his peers Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, Common was able to re-build his confidence knowing that his style was still relevant today.…

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Common Enlists Stevie Wonder for “Black America Again”

Common has been one of the many trailblazing celebrities to put action behind his passionate repugnance towards the state of America’s pervasive racism and discrimination against Black people. Today, he brought us another powerful performance piece with the legendary Stevie Wonder lending his inimitable voice for the song’s triumphant closing chant. “Black America Again” dropped…

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Watch Common Uplift Black Women In New Documentary “Love Star”

Today via ESSENCE, Chicago’s own Common debuted a brand new documentary. In hopes of celebrating all the greatness that Black women are, the rapper/actor teamed up with filmmaker Nefertiti Nguvbu to deliver Love Star. In the 10-minute long short film bearing the name of his latest single, Common decides “to honor Black women from the perspective of…

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Win Tickets To See Chloe x Halle at “Common Culture: Across The Water”

In April, sister vocalists Chloe x Halle released their impressive debut EP Sugar Symphony. They’ve since been slaying the airwaves from delivering the National Anthem at the “BET Experience” to completely owning a rework of Desiigner’s catchy “Timmy Turner.” Now, after assisting Beyoncé on the European leg of her “Formation World Tour,” the duo has…

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Audio: Common, “Home”

On a recent Soulection Radio show, guest DJ and Chicago-native No I.D. premiered a new track from Common entitled “Home.” “Playing some classics, some feel goods, and some unreleased beats by himself,” No I.D. dropped the Karriem Wiggins produced track at around 2 hours. While only a single verse could be played on air, we…

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RZA Enlists Common to Star In ‘Black Samurai’ TV Series

Common has his hands in many pots these days. Following the launch of his newest initiative to tackle gun violence in his hometown of Chicago, the Grammy and Oscar winner is set to star in a Black Samurai television series, produced by RZA. According to Variety, the show is still in its beginning stages of development…

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Common Launches New Initiative For His Hometown Chicago

Musician and Oscar winner Common is launching a new initiative in his native city of Chicago in efforts to end the city’s ongoing issues of gun violence. Common served as the host and honorary grand marshal for the celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary which came about through a partnership with the National Park…

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Audio: Alicia Keys, “In Common”

After some time away from the spotlight, the incomparable Alicia Keys returns with a brand new single entitled “In Common.” Created in collaboration with producer Illangelo, the track celebrates flaws and as Key’s shared in a statement that “we are all kind of messed up [and] that’s what helps us understand each other.” According to…

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Common Channels His Inner B-Boy on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Stemming from a musical era where the street corner cyphers were poppin’ and the neighborhood b-boys created moves with the flattened cardboard and boomboxes, lyricist Common knows the culture all too well. We knew he had the verses and conscious flow with his earlier hits and later on with his Universal Soul track, but he…

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Common Gives Fan Love With A Kiss

Common may have a few of his lady fans a bit jealous after his recent experience onstage. While on stage at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit for the Tanqueray Trunk Show, the Chi-town native took the time to serenade a special female fan as he performed “Come Close.” As it appears, Common originally…

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Common & John Legend Earn A Standing Ovation With Oscar Appearance Speech

Common and John Legend took the stage to perform “Glory” before grabbing the the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Alongside their moving performance which sparked tears in the audience, the duo also addressed the on-going issue about violence and racial discrimination. Common spoke of Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge — a landmark best associated with…

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Audio: Stacy Barthe, “Live For Today” Feat. Common

Singer-songwriter Stacy Barthe hasn’t released of a project since her beautifully compiled Sincerely Yours EP back in 2012. Now that she is readying the drop of her forthcoming album BEcoming, the Brooklyn-based songstress beginds to tease with newest single “Live For Today,” featuring Common. The soulful blended track is courtesy of producer Benny Cassette, coming…

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