Common News

 
  • 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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