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

By Andy James | 23 hours ago
From Childish Gambino's "Urn" to Jay Z's "Beach Is Better," here are 10 songs that we wish were longer.
Tags: Opinion

G.O.O.D. Music’s Discography, Ranked

By Andy James | one week ago
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 | 3 months ago
Common is rewriting the Black American story, but are you listening?

Common Says Kanye West is “Going to Elevate Everything You Do”

By Tara Mahadevan | 4 months ago
There's no doubt about it — Kanye can level up an artist's artistry.
Tags: News

A Brief History of Kanye Bringing Artists Into the Mainstream

By Yoh | 4 months ago
Kanye’s Midas touch might not be what it once was, but his resume is quite impressive.
Tags: Opinion

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

By Yoh | about 5 months ago
Common's forthcoming 11th full-length album is an old sound given a new direction.
Tags: Opinion

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

By Nathan S. | 10 months ago
Could we get new albums from Kanye, Lupe, Chance and now Common in 2016? Chicago is unstoppable.
Tags: News

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

By Carl Lamarre | 2 years ago
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. | 2 years ago
Sometimes we take a classic for granted, don't make that mistake with Common's "The Light."

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

By JustinM | 5 years ago
The Chi-town veteran steps into The DJBooth for an exclusive interview.