10 Rappers Who Unoriginally Referenced Spalding in Their Raps

It’s common knowledge that many rappers use similar references in their music. I am 21 years old and I can honestly say my first exposure to Maybach, Bugatti, Rolex, and even the lifestyle in the Los Angeles hills were from rap music. One of the first things rappers like doing when they make money is … Continue reading

Common Talks Winning Oscar, Broadway, Historic Leaders, and More with Ebro in the Morning

SOURCE: HOTNEWHIPHOP Following his recent success, Common sits down with Ebro in the Morning to discuss his recent Oscar win, acting on Broadway, his conversation with historic leaders, why he never changed his name from ‘Common,’ and more with Ebro in the Morning. Stream the video in its entirety above.

Glory – Common & John Legend

SOURCE: 2DOPEBOYZ Common and John Legend connect for a track from the soundtrack to upcoming film, Selma. The song arrives at a time that is not only relevant for the film and its time period, but also for the state of current race relations in the US. Stream the song and watch the trailer for … Continue reading

Kingdom (Remix) (feat. Vince Staples & Jay Eletronica) – Common

SOURCE: HOTNEWHIPHOP Jay Electronica adds a verse to Common & Vince Staple’s original, “Kingdom.” Per usual, Electronica doesn’t hold back and drops off a verse with vivid imagery and aggressive delivery.  Common and Staples rap first, leaving the last verse to Jay. Stream the remix below.

Common Talks Inspiration, Creative Process, and Social Responsibility with Jeff Staple

SOURCE: ILLROOTS Common sits down with Jeff Staple to talk about his creative process, social responsibility, and even takes us through the inspiration for the second verse of “It’s Your World.” He also speaks briefly on his collaboration with Kanye West for his critically acclaimed solo effort, Be. Stream the video above and purchase his most … Continue reading

Diamonds (feat. Big Sean) – Common

SOURCE: HYPETRAK Common releases the visuals to our favorite track from Nobody’s Smiling, “Diamonds.” The visuals show Big Sean and Common perform the track with inner visuals of Chicago and its surrounding areas. If you haven’t heard Common’s most recent solo effort, Nobody’s Smiling, let “Diamonds” serve as your introduction. The album is a great piece of … Continue reading

Common Breaks Down Album Cover Concept for “Nobody’s Smiling”

SOURCE: HIPHOPDX Common has officially announced his upcoming album, Nobody’s Smiling. The album’s title serves as a commentary to Chicago’s rising crime rate and is set for a July 22nd release date. The No I.D. produced project has already released its first single, “Kingdom,” which you can listen to here. The Chicago native also released the album … Continue reading