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

Posted 7 years ago by
Chicago, IL -- On Friday evening, DJBooth.net 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, admitted roughly 200 contest winners as well as various special guests and VIPs.

Attendees enjoyed complementary drinks (courtesy of the good people at Hennessy) and a variety of finger foods (the veggie wraps were enjoyable) as they excitedly awaited Common’s arrival on stage. Thanks to the veteran mixing of DJ Twilite Tone, the roughly two-hour wait didn’t seem too long.

Complete with a six-piece live band, the Southside native performed several cuts off his brand new album, Universal Mind Control, including “Punch Drunk Love,” “Gladiator,” and “Sex 4 Suga,” as well as fan favorites like “Go” and “Testify.” Despite battling an ongoing cold (travel and Chicago weather will do that to a person), Common laid down his rhymes with plenty of energy and pizzazz.

Though various music critics have failed to identify with Common’s new, Neptunes-produced sound, hearing him perform most of his brand new album live proved that his diverse talents as an emcee are no secret.


image image
Common on stage

image image
(L) DJ Twilite Tone, (R) Andrew Barber (of Fake Shore Drive), Christi Love, and DJ "Z"


All Photos By Eric Weiler

Common   Concerts

Comments

You Might Like

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

The Best Songs That Didn’t Make The Album Because of Samples

From "Control" to the brand new "Grown Ass Kid," you could make a classic hip-hop album from the dopeness that an uncleared sample killed. Read More
Posted about 4 hours ago by Lucas G.

Chance the Rapper Lost $250K on Magnificent Coloring World Party

Chance took a heavy hit throwing his Chicago party for fans, but in the long run it'll be more than worth it. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by Nathan S.

Epic Records Tried to Help Bobby Shmurda Escape New York, He Refused

Bobby Shmurda's life changed but he failed to change his surroundings. Read More
Posted 22 hours ago by Yoh

In Defense of Producers Leasing & Shopping Beats

Music's a cutthroat business, and no one's got the knife pressed to their throats more than producers. Read More
Posted 23 hours ago by Nathan S.

Pro Era’s Nyck Caution Rips a Bless The Booth Freestyle in “One Take”

The Pro Era wordsmith is the latest emcee to rip apart Audiomack Studios in our latest Bless The Booth. Read More
Posted one day ago by Brendan V
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.