Common News

 
  • 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.
  • Cover of It's Yo Birthday: Common's Top 21 Tracks
    Today, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr, known to us as Common, turns 42 years old. He is one of the finest talents to come of out of the state of Chicago, having produced 29 singles and 9 studio albums across a career that spans the twenty-two years.The Chi-Town rapper is no ordinary hip hop artist.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: January 30
    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 Announces New Album With No I.D. "Nobody's Smiling"
    Common's been pretty absent from hip-hop in 2013, however with 2014 in full swing it looks like we may get new material from the G.O.O.D. rapper.
  • Cover of Common Details Upcoming Projects & Vince Staples Collaboration
    Common gave us some details on his upcoming mixtape (his very first) back in January, but otherwise we haven't heard much about the projects he's promised this year. The legendary emcee has now given us a little more information on his ambitious plans for the near future.
  • Cover of Drake Says He Won His Beef With Common
    Last year, Drake and Common had a highly publicized beef on record. Starting with Common's "Sweet," garnering a response from Drizzy on "Stay Schemin'," and ending with Common addressing Drake by name on his own remix of the track.
  • Cover of SummerSet Festival Ticket Giveaway
      HotNewHipHop is giving away six pairs of tickets for SummerSet 2013, taking place August 9-11. This year's lineup includes Big Boi, Common, and many more. Contest Rules:
  • Cover of Common Speaks On Kanye West & Kim K's Pregnancy
    Common has been so busy working and doing promo for his "LUV" film (which he not only acts in but helped produce), that it seems he hasn't had time to speak to his friend and G.O.O.D. Music boss, Kanye West, about his child-to-be with Kim Kardashian. Common visited Big Boy on Power 106 in L.A.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: July 20 to August 01
    Dissecting the funniest, most entertaining, and outrageous tweets from some of the biggest names in rap who are on Twitter.  Twitter is intriguing to fans because it offers an un-buffered forum into the minds of some of your favorite artists.
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