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  • Cover of A Look At The Healthiest People In Hip-Hop
    Slinging crack rock, popping glocks, and smacking hoes is not the way to keep it gangsta. In the words of Stic.man of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez, "HEALTHY IS THE NEW GANGSTA." True happiness can be achieved through knowledge, proper nutrition, fitness, and meditation; not guns and drugs.
  • Cover of Common To Host Furniture Design Competition Series For Spike TV
    Common Sense has been known to stretch his résumé into a variety of fields outside of music, earning himself principal acting gigs on television and film, as well as doing a little bit of activism and modeling on the side. Com's latest endeavor, however, is outside the box even for him.
  • Cover of Common Announces "Nobody's Smiling" Tour With Jay Electronica
    After Jay Electronica hopped on Common's remix of "Kingdom", the two have followed up to join forces for an entire "Nobody's Smiling" tour. The tour dates aren't extensive, but they hit several key spots across the United States-- no Canada dates this time around though.
  • Cover of Jay Electronica To Appear On Common's "Kingdom" Remix [Update: Remix Debuts At AAHH!Fest]
    Jay Electronica has emerged from hiding to appear at AAHH!Fest in Chicago alongside some of hip-hop's finest. Prior to his set, Elec spoke briefly with Revolt TV about the festival and his upcoming work, specifically a remix he recorded alongside AAHH!Fest's co-sponsor Common.
  • Cover of Kanye West Surprises Fans At AAHH!Fest In Chicago
    This has been a pretty heavy news day for Mr. West. In the past 24 hours, his wife's nude photos leaked to the internet, photos of his fashion class in Los Angeles hit Instagram, and James Franco revealed the details of the rapper's reaction to his "Bound 2" parody on The Tonight Show.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: August 10
    This week we see one new entry below, belonging to October's Very Own's PARTYNEXTDOOR. The r'n'b singer is relatively new, having released his first official mixtape PARTYNEXTDOOR just last summer.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: August 3
    As an actor, Common has definitely been in some major mainstream flicks and get his due recognition for it. As a rapper, Common borders on the underground/conscious scene, although he's not fully immersed in it because he does do double duty acting.
  • Cover of Common's First Week Sales For "Nobody's Smiling"
    Here goes the first week sales for Common's tenth studio album, Nobody's Smiling, which also marked his departure from G.O.O.D. Music as he joined No I.D.'s Def Jam imprint. The album was also entirely produced by No I.D.
  • Cover of Review: Common "Nobody's Smiling"
    A mostly levelheaded veteran who’s open about his distant relationship with Chicago, Common is the only 30-plus rapper who could’ve made a Nobody’s Smiling.
  • Cover of Common Is No Longer On G.O.O.D. Music
    Common's new album Nobody's Smiling was a joint effort with producer No I.D., but it seems their relationship has gone even further than that, and in the process, G.O.O.D. Music was sidetracked. Common revealed to MTV News that he's no longer officially on the G.O.O.D.
  • Cover of Samples Of the Week: July 24
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Common Thinks Black Captain America Is A "Wonderful Thing," Would Still Consider Green Lantern Role
    Marvel recently announced that they're going to be switching some things up for their upcoming series of "Avengers" comics.
  • Cover of Common Reveals "Nobody Smiling" Tracklist [Update: Stream The Entire Album]
    Common is getting ready to release his long-awaited follow-up to The Dreamer/The Believer later this summer, and while we've already been given the artwork and release date for the project, today Com shares the full tracklist.
  • Cover of Can Hip-Hop Stop The Violence In Chicago?
    Back in 2011 Kanye West rapped the chilling statistic "314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago," in his verse from "Murder to Excellence" from the Watch The Throne album, and yet three years later 80 people were shot over July 4th weekend in the city that's come to be known as "Chiraq." Common even makes referen
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: July 7-13
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of Common Disagrees With Lord Jamar's Comments About White Rappers
    While speaking with Vlad TV about the upcoming season of AMC's "Hell On Wheels," Common took a moment to address issues of race in hip-hop culture, going as far to directly address Jamar's comments that white rappers are "guests" in the genre.
  • Cover of Common Admits Drake Beef Started Over Serena Williams
    It's been over a year since the Common/Drake beef went down, with Drake proclaiming near the end of things that he had won.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Says He And Common Have "BIG THINGS TO COME"
    50 Cent and Common aren't exactly two rappers whom you'd expect to collaborate, as Fif once had a much-publicized feud with Common's longtime pal Kanye West, and the subject matter that they rap about couldn't be more different.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: July 3rd
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Common Explains What He's Learned From Vince Staples & Chicago Drill Artists
    Common is gearing up for big things this summer, with an album entirely centered around violence in Chicago, Nobody's Smiling. He's already revealed the tracklist and the cover art for the LP, which features a variety of covers including ones with upcoming Chicago spitters like King Louie, G Count and Dreezy.
  • Cover of Common Shares Artwork For "Nobody's Smiling" Featuring G Count And King Louie [Update: Official Standard/Deluxe Covers Released]
    With his new album Nobody's Smiling, Common has already made his mission clear: the violence tearing apart Chicago's youth must be addressed.
  • Cover of Common Signs To Def Jam, Announces "Nobody's Smiling" Release Date
    Common has been working on a new album, Nobody's Smiling, entirely with producer No I.D. At the end of last week he dropped a new leak with Vince Staples, "Kingdom." Now he's followed it up with a release date, plus news of a new deal for the Chicago native.
  • Cover of Lil Herb Reveals That He's Working With Common And Rich Homie Quan
     Nicki Minaj's recent track "Chi-Raq" was the biggest look that Lil Herb's gotten thus far in his young career, and according to him, it's made a lot of other artists interested in him.
  • Cover of Kanye West & Common Launch Initiative To Create 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth
    Youth gang violence in Chicago has seen a huge increase in recent years, and Chi-town natives Kanye West and Common are doing their part to put a stop to it.
  • Cover of No I.D. Is The New Executive Vice President Of Def Jam Recordings
    More positive news, folks. Veteran Chicago producer and A&R Dion Wilson, AKA No I.D., has been named the new executive vice president of Def Jam Recordings. Formerly the company's executive vice president of A&R, he'll also be maintaining this position alongside Kyambo "Hip-Hop" Joshua.
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