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10 Best Rap Song Series, Ranked

By Andy James | Posted April 7, 2017
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G.O.O.D. Music’s Discography, Ranked

By Andy James | Posted February 10, 2017
From 'Cruel Summer' to CyHi The Prynce's 'Black History Project,' we ranked every G.O.O.D. Music album ever.

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

By Andy James | Posted October 28, 2016
Common is rewriting the Black American story, but are you listening?
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Common Says Kanye West is “Going to Elevate Everything You Do”

By Tara Mahadevan | Posted October 18, 2016
There's no doubt about it — Kanye can level up an artist's artistry.
Tags: Common, News

A Brief History of Kanye Bringing Artists Into the Mainstream

By Yoh | Posted October 17, 2016
Kanye’s Midas touch might not be what it once was, but his resume is quite impressive.

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

By Yoh | Posted September 23, 2016
Common's forthcoming 11th full-length album is an old sound given a new direction.
Tags: Common, Opinion

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

By Nathan S. | Posted April 15, 2016
Could we get new albums from Kanye, Lupe, Chance and now Common in 2016? Chicago is unstoppable.
Tags: Common, News

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

By Carl Lamarre | Posted October 21, 2014
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...

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

By Lucas G. | Posted September 23, 2014
Sometimes we take a classic for granted, don't make that mistake with Common's "The Light."