New Common Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


10 Best Rap Song Series, Ranked [Feature ]

Good things don't always need a sequel. Donnie Darko is best remembered as a one-and-done and not even Biggie could save The Blueprint 2. If Ashton Kutcher really could time travel, he'd be wise to hunt... Read More


10 Hip-Hop Songs Under Two Minutes We Wish Were Longer [Feature ]

Don't you just hate it when a song you love is too short? The internet may have crippled our attention spans (thanks a lot, Vine), but a great song will always hold our ears for longer than our impatient minds... Read More


G.O.O.D. Music’s Discography, Ranked [Feature ]

Ranking Kanye West's albums is a hopeless task. The guy has eight albums—all, if not most, classics in their own right—each of which has a strong case for being number one. Besides, your favorite Kanye... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need to Watch Common Perform “Black America Again” on ‘The Tonight Show’ [Feature ]

Kendrick Lamar, YG and Chance The Rapper have all been praised for keeping hip-hop’s political agenda alive in 2016—and rightly so—but there’s one veteran emcee who’s been fighting the good fight... Read More


Kanye West is “Going to Elevate Everything You Do,” According to Common [Feature ]

Common and Kanye are famous longtime collaborators. Common lent verses to Kanye’s first two studio albums, The College Dropout and Late Registration, while Kanye supplied a majority of the production on... Read More


A Brief History of Kanye Bringing Artists Into the Mainstream [Feature ]

Brilliant, confident, radical, defiant―just a few words that come to mind when reflecting on the musical career of Kanye West. Watching him throughout the years has been like witnessing a walking tornado of genius... Read More


Common is Making “God Music” on New “Black America Again” Album [Feature ]

2016 has been an incredible year for Chicago hip-hop. The voices we cheered for in the underground are slowly reaching the mountaintop, reaching the masses and doing so by making great music. Artists like Chance, Vic... Read More


Common Reveals He’s Working on New Album With Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins [Feature ]

At this point Common is the rap version of electricity. He's been around for so long, become so prevalent, that we take him for granted, forget what an integral part of hip-hop he's been, and is. Phife Dawg's... Read More


Stacy Barthe ft. Common - Live for Today [Stream & Download]

We’re all gonna die someday—even you. Yes, you. Sorry if that’s not what you wanted to think about this Thursday afternoon. On the bright side, though, Stacy Barthe has cooked up a catchy song for you to hum... Read More


John Legend ft. Common - Glory [Stream]

UPDATE: The official lyric video for Glory has been added. Hitting select theaters on Christmas, Selma will depict the struggles leading up to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, specifically focusing on the marches Martin Luther... Read More


Common - This War We Fight [Stream]

Since most of us are still at work, it’s tough to give Veteran’s Day the recognition it deserves. If you have yet to take a break from the grind and observe a moment of silence in honor of the men and women... Read More


Common on “Nobody’s Smiling”, Chicago & His 5 Best Albums (Interview) [Feature ]

Twenty years ago, a Chicago born-and-bred emcee revealed his heartbreak for a genre he once adored. Common unleashed his candid ode to hip-hop with his poignant record, “I Used To Love H.E.R.” It was a... Read More


Snoh Aalegra ft. Common - Bad Things [Stream]

It’s only been a week since Snoh Aalegra made her first appearance on The DJBooth, but the Swedish songstress wasted no time to deliver new material, returning with Common and No I.D. riding shotgun. Her lovely voice,... Read More


Lil Herb ft. Common & Chance the Rapper - Fight or Flight (Remix) [Stream]

Update: The Verluxe-directed visuals for Lil Herb’s Fight or Flight (Remix) single have been added. Quick: name the two local rappers you’d most like to have guest on your latest record, if you were an... Read More


Common ft. Vince Staples & Jay Electronica - Kingdom (Remix) [Stream]

It’s a blue moon, it’s a double rainbow, it’s a new Jay Electronica verse! While maybe not quite that rare, new rhymes from Jay Elec are certainly hard to come by. The man’s not just jumping on any... Read More


Magnum Opus: Falling in Love With Common’s “The Light” Again [Feature ]

Born and raised in D.C., I have passed by or visited pretty much every D.C. landmark or museum about a thousand times. Whenever we have family in town, we always take them to see the sights. I don't know whether... Read More


MC Lyte ft. Common & 10Beats - Dear John [Stream]

Not featured on the solo tip since dropping off Beautiful way, way back in 2007, hip-hop veteran MC Lyte finally returns to the Booth with freshly-minted promo single Dear John. Here, Loudbox‘s boom-bap percussion,... Read More


Lupe Fiasco ft. Jennifer Hudson & Common - Remission [Stream]

Back in May, Lupe Fiasco announced his newly-launched partnership with charitable nonprofit Stand Up for Cancer by unleashing Mission, a moving joint dedicated to all suffering from the disease. Now, the emcee has enlisted... Read More


Common - Nobody’s Smiling [Album]

Rap is young man’s game, always churning old waters for the next new thing, always feeding the bones of the previous generation to the next. So it’s no surprise that only a select few manage to build careers that last... Read Full Review


Common ft. Big Sean - Diamonds [Stream]

Common‘s now been in the game for decades, and as he prepares to drop his tenth album, he doesn’t sound like he’s lost a lyrical step; at least if new release Diamonds is any indication. Featuring a verse... Read More


Common - Speak My Piece [Stream]

Common ain’t the type to keep his mouth shut when he’s got something on his mind. (I mean, he is a rapper.) Fortunately, hip-hop fans worldwide are all too happy to listen when he puts in his two cents. On Speak... Read More


Common ft. Vince Staples - Kingdom [Stream]

Everybody get in the car, ‘cause Common‘s taking us to church. No need to worry if you’re not rocking your Sunday best; newly-released as the lead single off the Chi-town vet’s 11th studio album,... Read More


Wale ft. Rick Ross & Common - Sunshine (Remix) [Stream]

Though Wale‘s junior set hit stores back in June of 2013, The Gifted is a gift that just seems to keep on giving. Just in time for spring, the DMV heavyweight has liberated the official remix of Sunshine, a soulful... Read More


Common ft. Ab-Soul - Made in Black America [Stream & Download]

January’s War found Common offering an incisive, thought-provoking lyrical take on gun violence in his native Chicago. On the newly-released Made in Black America, the Windy City mainstay continues to address the issues... Read More


Common - War [Stream & Download]

As the tongue-in-cheek nickname “Chiraq” implies, much of the Windy City is currently in a state of War. On a freshly-minted promotional single, local mainstay Common sets out to make the tragic consequences of... Read More


Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige - Quicksand [Stream]

Though the great J Dilla passed away seven years ago, we’ve yet to plumb the depths of his catalog. Just recently, a new cache of unreleased beats was discovered. And who better to blaze them than John “Illa J”... Read More


Aaradhna ft. Common - Wake Up (Remix) [Stream]

Back in April, New Zealand soul songstress Aaradhna stepped into the Booth with her U.S. debut single, a cut expressly designed to Wake listeners Stateside Up to her considerable talents. Its soulful throwback style left few... Read More


Robert Glasper ft. Common & Patrick Stump - I Stand Alone [Stream]

Fresh off making his solo DJBooth debut with the reader-approved Calls, Blue Note songwriter, producer and pianist Robert Glasper returns with another left-of-center cut off his forthcoming LP. The title of new single I Stand... Read More


Common - I Used to Love H.E.R. [Stream]

To this day, whenever I hear a rapper giving a first-person account of a romantic relationship, I listen between the lines to ascertain whether the woman (or, more rarely, the man) at the heart of the drama is actually a... Read More


Elijah Blake ft. Common - X.O.X [Stream]

I can tell you from experience that few things suck more than being romantically involved with someone who’s still in love with an ex—except, perhaps, being the person who can’t get over that old flame. An... Read More


Common x Cocaine 80s - Congratulations [Stream & Download]

So far, pre-marriage theme songs are two-for-two in my book. International Players Anthem from UGK and Outkast was the first, and is still in my regular rotation, and now Common and No I.D have given the wedding theme a... Read More


Big Sean ft. Common - Switch Up [Stream]

Earlier this week, Kid CuDi announced that he is no longer signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music label. But you know who is still signed to G.O.O.D Music? Big Sean. Before the weekend revelry, the Detroit native has unleashed... Read More


Common - The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.) [Stream]

While I Used to Love H.E.R., Common Sense’s classic ‘94 single, ended on an ambiguous note, the fact that the emcee hasn’t hung up the mic 15-plus years later indicates that his romance with Ms. Hip-Hop... Read More


Cocaine 80s ft. Jhene Aiko & Common - Fly Ass Pisces [Stream & Download]

If their group name didn’t tip you off, Cocaine 80s are big fans of that fishscale—and not just when it comes to their powder. As the No I.D.-fronted collective reveal on EP standout Fly Ass Pisces, their ideal woman... Read More


Common Jumps “In the Mix” [DJBooth Interview Exclusive] [Feature ]

A Chicago veteran whose lyrical, politically-charged style helped light the way for Windy City luminaries Kanye and Lupe, Common has spent the last several years diversifying his resume--penning a memoir, starring in numerous... Read More


Common - The Dreamer / The Believer [Album]

You met her in 1992, and what you loved most she had so much soul. The two of you related, mentally and emotionally, and it wasn’t long before you knew that throughout your life she’d be there for you. And you’d be... Read Full Review


Common - Celebrate [Video]

With the release of his new album The Dreamer, The Believer only a day away, Common unveils some moving new visuals to Celebrate. This one’s for everyone who celebrating a return home. Look out for a Ludacris cameo! Read More


Common - Raw (How You Like It) [Stream]

Common has been building a slow, but steady momentum this fall as he preps the masses for the release of his ninth studio album The Dreamer/The Believer. Like a chef (not to be confused with Raekwon, of course) Com’s... Read More


Common ft. John Legend - The Believer [Stream]

Having all but convinced Boothgoers that his ninth LP will be a classic, Common could just sit back and, I dunno, brush up on his Call of Duty skills till the project hits stores and heads inevitably descend upon it like... Read More


Common - Celebrate [Stream]

Considering his recent successes on The DJBooth – of course I’m talking about the banging Sweet and the expansive Blue Sky – Common’s more than earned the right to grab a few hundred of his closest friends, buy out... Read More


Derrick Hodge ft. Common - We Live Today [Stream]

Rarely does live-band hip-hop sound as smooth as it does on We Live Today, the first Booth feature from Derrick Hodge. On this newly-released single, the Philadelphia bassist/composer/producer cooks up a lush, jazzy... Read More


Common - Sweet [Video]

Chicago legend Common follows the release of his aggressive single Sweet with some stunning visuals set in Haiti. I’m officially ridiculous-level excited about his upcoming album Dreamer/Believer, due to drop this December... Read More


Common - Sweet [Stream]

After keeping Common’s epically minded last single, Blue Sky, on repeat for the past few weeks I began to formulate a hypothesis about the Chi-Town emcee’s plans to make his upcoming album, The Dreamer, The Believer, an... Read More


Common - Blue Sky [Video]

Impeccable Chicago emcee Common returns with visuals to his highly rated new single Blue Sky. Stay tuned as the November 22 release of Common’s The Dreamer, The Believer arrives by way of Warner Bros, his first album... Read More


Common (with Cocaine 80s) ft. Over - Six [Stream & Download]

If you happen to run into Common in the street, think twice before shaking his hand—the man’s so hot right now, your skin would probably blister on contact. Though listeners have barely had a chance to collect the... Read More


Common - Blue Sky [Stream]

This sounds about right. Nah, not the fact that Common is dropping his ninth studio album. No, not the fact that No. I.D. did the damn thing. But hearing something that sounds like a fleet of God-like beings emerge on the... Read More


Common ft. Nas - Ghetto Dreams [Video]

Director Matt Alonzo teamed up with two of the greatest lyricist’s in the game to produce a new video titled Ghetto Dreams. The single was released about a month ago and has already created a huge buzz in the music... Read More


Common ft. Nas - Ghetto Dreams [Stream]

Nas may be one of the greatest spitters ever to pick up a mic, but patience evidently isn’t his strong suit. Friday night, Twitter followers got to witness the Queensbridge vet pestering Chitown vet Common to hurry up... Read More


Common (with Cocaine 80s) - Summer Madness [Stream & Download]

When it rains, it pours—or, as the case may be, when it snows it blizzards. Relatively quiet since the release of 2008’s Universal Mind Control LP, Common made his return to the hip-hop blogosphere yesterday with the... Read More


Common, Lupe Fiasco & Jennifer Hudson - We Can Do It Now [Stream & Download]

Certain combos are guaranteed winners: Milk and cereal. Warm weather and beaches. Common and No I.D. The renowned emcee and producer have paired up once again as a part of Gatorade’s Replay campaign, and they’re... Read More


Kanye West ft. Pusha T, Big Sean, CyHi Da Prynce & Common - G.O.O.D. Music Cypher [Stream & Download]

Since today is the start of the NBA season, let’s compare G.O.O.D. Music’s BET Cypher to the Los Angeles Lakers. With DJ Premier (Phil Jackson) leading the way on the one and twos, the first up is Pusha T, who shows off a... Read More


Kanye West ft. Common, Pusha T, KiD CuDi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson - Good Friday [Stream & Download]

Since Crooked I ushered in the idea of the “weekly series”, nobody has truly capitalized on the concept like Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Fridays series. Unlike last week’s solo entry, Devil in a New Dress, this week’s... Read More


John Legend & The Roots ft. Common & Melanie Fiona - Wake Up Everybody [Stream]

This is Sunday morning music. The individual sounds of artists like Common, Melanie Fiona, John Legend, and The Roots are as smooth and refreshing as a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. But the combination of all four... Read More


Common ft. Queen Latifah - Next Time (Just Wright) [Stream]

You’ve probably seen the trailer for Common’s upcoming film Just Wright. However, you may not know that Common also has a new album, Go! (Common Classics), scheduled to be released May 25, which features some classic hits... Read More


Consequence ft. Kanye West, John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, & Big Sean - Whatever U Want (Remix) [Stream]

Hey girl, you’re so fine I’ll give you Whatever U Want. No, I’m not Kanye West, I’m Consequence, though I do look a lot like him from some angles. What’s that you say? You liked the original track, especially my... Read More


Malik Yusef & Kanye West ft. Common & John Legend - Magic Man [Stream]

Booth newcomer Malik Yusef is an artist with one foot on either side of the fuzzy line between rap and spoken word poetry; fortunately, he’s also an artist who thrives on tricky dualities.  His latest project,... Read More


Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West & Common - Make Her Say [Stream]

Unfortunately for those who thought She Came Along, Kid CuDi‘s recently-featured collabo with Deep Dish producer Sharam, was a little too left-of-center, the newly-released Make Her Say has a similarly off-the-wall (if... Read More


Hip-Hop 101: Ludacris and Common School L.A. With Stellar Show [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

Los Angeles got taken to school on Saturday night when the Hip-Hop 101 Music and Arts Festival set up class in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Put on in celebration of Black History Month, the event attempted to unify... Read More


It’s No Secret: Common Packs Mean Performance Punch [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- On Friday evening, was invited to attend NBC’s “Locals Only” secret show featuring hometown favorite Common. The event, which was held at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Arts Warehouse,... Read More


Common - Universal Mind Control [Album]

Some people are going to hate Common’s new album, Universal Mind Control. It won’t matter what I write. Nothing will convince them otherwise. How do you know if you’re one of these people? Just take this simple quiz: Do... Read Full Review


Common ft. Pharrell - Punch Drunk Love (Remix) [Stream]

Common‘s eighth studio album, Universal Mind Control, has officially hit store shelves.  Though his new style of hip hop has left some critics (including both of his hometown newspapers, the Tribune and the... Read More


K-Salaam & Beatnick Release Common Remix Album [Feature ]

New York, NY -- K-Salaam & Beatnick, the up-and-coming production duo who caught's attention with their remixes of classic records by veteran rapper Common, Today, the two are back in the Booth with a brand new,... Read More


K-Salaam & Beatnick Preview Common Remix Album [Feature ]

New York, NY -- K-Salaam & Beatnick, who Booth members may remember from their remixes of Common cuts "6th Sense," "Resurrection," and "The Corner," are at it again on the forthcoming S.T.O.R.Y. (Stories Told Over Remixed... Read More


Common - Changes [Stream]

In the fifth century B.C., ancient Greek philospher Heraclitus coined the oft-quoted saying, “Nothing endures but change.”  One of the many artists to take this sentiment to heart is rapper Common, who has used the... Read More


Complete Coverage:  Chicago Celebrates Obama Election in Style; Common, Kweli, Others On Hand [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- If you have never felt as though you were part of a truly historic moment, then Tuesday evening was your night. Just minutes after the clock struck 10pm in the Central Standard Time zone, Illinois Senator... Read More


Common, Talib Kweli Host Election Results Watch Party in Chicago [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

Chicago, IL -- Chicago native and Grammy Award winning artist Common teamed with Brooklyn lyricist Talib Kweli on Tuesday night, to co-host Get Presidential: The Election Results Watch Event at Chicago's Hard Rock Café. The... Read More