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

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... Read More
Posted one year ago by Carl Lamarre

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

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 had family in... Read More
Posted one year ago by Lucas G.

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

A Chicago veteran whose lyrical, politically-charged style helped light the way for Windy City luminaries Kanye and Lupe, Common has spent the last... Read More
Posted 4 years ago by JustinM

The Grammys are Coming! A Preview of the 2010 Awards

This Sunday night the music industry's annual self-indulgent orgy, the Grammy Wards, will flood the televisions and minds of music lovers worldwide.... Read More
Posted 6 years ago by Nathan S.

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

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... Read More
Posted about 7 years ago by Nathan S.

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

Chicago, IL -- On Friday evening, was invited to attend NBC’s “Locals Only” secret show featuring hometown favorite Common. The... Read More
Posted 7 years ago by DJ Z

K-Salaam & Beatnick Release Common Remix Album

New York, NY -- K-Salaam & Beatnick, the up-and-coming production duo who caught's attention with their remixes of classic records by... Read More
Posted 7 years ago by richard

K-Salaam & Beatnick Preview Common Remix Album

New York, NY -- K-Salaam & Beatnick, who Booth members may remember from their remixes of Common cuts "6th Sense," "Resurrection," and "The Corner,"... Read More
Posted 7 years ago by richard

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

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... Read More
Posted 7 years ago by DJ Z

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

Chicago, IL -- Chicago native and Grammy Award winning artist Common teamed with Brooklyn lyricist Talib Kweli on Tuesday night, to co-host Get... Read More
Posted 7 years ago by DJ Z