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Common Announces New Project
Common Announces New Project May 12, 2016 at 05:07am
Common's been killing it in the acting game, though his name come back up in the rap world recently, when Drake might have sent a shot at him during a recent Nardwuar interview by confusing his Like Water for Chocolate album with Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.
20 Hip Hop Artists Who Threw Out The Ceremonial First Pitch
20 Hip Hop Artists Who Threw Out The Ceremonial First Pitch Apr 5, 2016 at 09:21am
The pitcher's mound is a stage, a very different stage from the one rappers and singers are accustomed to standing upon. The ceremonial first pitch is ostensibly a celebration, and throwing the ball 60 feet in a particular direction may not seem like much of a challenge. But much can go wrong. From Kendrick Lamar to Snoop Dogg to MC Hammer to 50 Cent (!), here are 20 hip hop artists who took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch.
10 Other Rappers Who've Visited The White House
10 Other Rappers Who've Visited The White House Jan 12, 2016 at 02:26pm
Yesterday, we learned that Kendrick Lamar fulfilled a wish he's had ever since the "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" remix ("In the White House with a mink/Running through that bitch like it's my house," although he didn't seem to be wearing any fur at the time), paying a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave as a guest of one of his biggest fans, President Obama. He and his crew were given a tour, hitting a rap squat along the way, and making for a pretty historic moment.
Photos: Nicki Minaj, Eve, & Common In "Barbershop: The Next Cut"
Photos: Nicki Minaj, Eve, & Common In "Barbershop: The Next Cut" Nov 23, 2015 at 03:11pm
"Barbershop: The Next Cut," the first "Barbershop" film in 12 years, will be released on April 15, 2016. "Barbershop" is a classic film in its own right, "Barbershop 2" managed not to submarine the franchise, and now "Barbershop: TNC" is on the way, with Nicki Minaj, Eve, and Common joining Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer in the cast.
Common To Star In "John Wick 2"
Common To Star In "John Wick 2" Oct 28, 2015 at 10:03am
Common's acting career is on fire right now. He's recently appeared in "Selma," "Run All Night," and AMC drama "Hell on Wheels," and he will appear in "Barbershop 3," "Suicide Squad," and NBC's upcoming production of "The Wiz." Now the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Chicago MC has been cast as the main villain opposite Keanu Reeves in the upcoming film "John Wick 2."
Common Weighs In On Drake & Serena Hooking Up
Common Weighs In On Drake & Serena Hooking Up Aug 27, 2015 at 01:35pm
Back when the Common-Drake beef was happening, it was rumored that tennis player Serena Williams played a part-- she was coupled up with Common before the two parted ways, and then she reportedly linked up with Drizzy. Common later admitted that Serena was indeed the fueling factor, saying, "So unfortunately the war might have been over a girl, but at the time I never said that."
Drake & Serena Williams Rekindle The Flame?
Drake & Serena Williams Rekindle The Flame? Aug 24, 2015 at 12:34pm
"My Way" may have been the Fetty Wap song Drake chose to bless with a guest verse earlier this year, but it might have more accurate if he had chosen "Again." He was just spotted making out with tennis star Serena Williams in a Cincinnati restaurant, and if you'll recall from his beef with Common a few years back, this wasn't his first encounter with her. 
Hip-Hop Albums That Represent Major Cities
Hip-Hop Albums That Represent Major Cities Aug 18, 2015 at 02:36pm
Have you ever been listening to a hip-hop album from top to bottom and realized that every word, every beat and every cadence is an almost perfect representation of the city you're from? Have you ever taken a step back and noticed how much an album "sounds" like a very distinct place? That is the power of hip-hop albums; they serve as city soundtracks.
Talib Kweli, Common, Bun B, & More Putting On Michael Brown Benefit Show
Talib Kweli, Common, Bun B, & More Putting On Michael Brown Benefit Show Aug 9, 2015 at 06:42pm
Today marks the one year anniversary of Michael Brow's death at the hands of Office Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. As a part of the commemoration events today, Talib Kweli and his Action Support Committee are hosting a free concert called "Ferguson Is Everywhere" in St. Louis. In addition to Kweli, the lineup features Common, Bun B, M1 from Dead Prez, Rapsody, Tef Poe, Kendra Ross, Rebel Diaz, Jasiri X, Immortal Technique, & Pharoahe Monch.
Is G.O.O.D. Music A Good Label? 5 Artists Whose Careers Stalled While Signed
Is G.O.O.D. Music A Good Label? 5 Artists Whose Careers Stalled While Signed Aug 5, 2015 at 05:57pm
Reaching peak visibility during Kanye West's inescapable "G.O.O.D. Fridays" series that served as a prelude to 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, G.O.O.D. Music has since become one of the most revered labels in hip hop. Even if it's not nearly as prolific as other indies, most would still call you a fool if you turned down a chance to sign with Kanye, especially in the wake of recent successes like Dark Sky Paradise and My Name Is My Name.
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time Jun 24, 2015 at 10:48am
The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
#TBT: Common's Classics
#TBT: Common's Classics Jun 4, 2015 at 02:45pm
At this point, we really have to consider Common as one of the great MCs of all time. Rankings aside, the guys has had an insanely fruitful career: twenty-three years, a bunch of acting stints, and let's not forget the ten albums (a few of which, at least, are classics). It all started in 1992 with Can I Borrow A Dollar? The Chicago MC enlisted an unknown No I.D. to produce the 13-track LP, and it's definitely considered a classic.
6 Successful Crossover Rappers
6 Successful Crossover Rappers May 31, 2015 at 03:31pm
It’s often said “the grass is always greener on the other side." Hell, Ludacris has a track named after the phrase. Maybe that’s why it seems as though everyone in Hollywood wants to be in the music industry and everybody in the music industry wants to be in Hollywood (I mean, Luda of all people would understand).     
Classic Rotation: Common's "Be"
Classic Rotation: Common's "Be" May 24, 2015 at 02:37pm
There are few artists who can make seriously great hip-hop albums that are captivating and cohesive for the entirety of their duration. However, those who do understand the medium do it really, really well, time and time again.
Rap Industry Recap: April
Rap Industry Recap: April May 1, 2015 at 09:17am
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Common Joins The Cast Of "Suicide Squad"
Common Joins The Cast Of "Suicide Squad" Apr 22, 2015 at 10:05pm
It looks like Common is adding another movie to his already long list of acting gigs he’s got lined up for this year. Just the other day we saw Common in the trailer for the film "Every Secret Thing", and now news is surfacing that he’s going to be in the upcoming DC Comics movie, "Suicide Squad".
Spike Lee Casts Kanye West & Common In Upcoming Film "Chiraq"
Spike Lee Casts Kanye West & Common In Upcoming Film "Chiraq" Apr 9, 2015 at 12:58pm
As an actor, Kanye West has made cameos in a number of films ("The Love Guru" and "Anchorman 2," to name a few), and starred in a few of his own, but he's never had that major of a role in someone else's movie. We've just learned that he'll be starring in an upcoming film called "Chiraq" that Spike Lee is directing, alongside the more seasoned actor/rapper Common, as well as Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Piven. 
Rap Industry Recap: March
Rap Industry Recap: March Apr 1, 2015 at 08:02am
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.