Video: Common Performs At The Essence Music Festival 2014

Written by Nigel D. / 07.17.14

“NOLA is one of my favorite places to visit. Add that plus the Essence Music Festival and then you get a GREAT time. It was a pleasure to be able to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the EMF. I’ve always appreciate what they represent for black women. And to be totally honest, it was great to be around all those beautiful black women for the weekend! Love.” – Common

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Common ft. Big Sean – Diamonds

Written by Nigel D. / 07.08.14

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Common has his new album, “Nobodys Smiling,” on the way. For now check out his collab with Big Sean called, “Diamonds.”

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Video: Common Says Serena Williams Played A Factor In His Beef With Drake

Written by Nigel D. / 07.07.14

Common reflects on his minor beef with Drake. Who did you think won the battle or was it a draw?

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Common – Speak My Piece

Written by Nigel D. / 06.30.14

New music off of Common’s, “Nobody’s Smiling,” which drops July 22nd.

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Video: Common #NobodysSmiling Album Cover Concept Breakdown

Written by Nigel D. / 06.25.14

Common’s, “Nobodys Smiling,” goes on sale July 22nd. Goof to see Common showing love to other Chicago artists.

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Video: Common ft. Vince Staples – Kingdom (Directed By Hype Williams)

Written by Nigel D. / 06.18.14

Hype Williams directs Common’s new video for, “Kingdom,” featuring Vince Staples. Common’s, “Nobody’s Smiling,” drops July 22nd.

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Common Pays Tribute To Maya Angelou

Written by Nigel D. / 06.02.14

Since I was 5 years old I have loved reading good writing. I would read anything that my mother or the teachers I loved gave me. In the 2nd grade I came across an author named Maya Angelou and her poem Still I Rise, this incredible piece of art that I somehow knew came from her soul and touched my soul. A piece of art that I somehow knew would change and improve my life. It was through this writer that I gained the inspiration to be somebody in life and to be heard.

I didn’t know that it would be through hip hop and the gift of rap that I would open myself up and become a writer and MC. Through writing I would get the opportunity to travel and see the world—London, Sydney, Johannesburg, Osaka—and it was writing that brought me one October evening to a charity event in New York where we were blessed to have as our luminary for the night, Dr. Maya Angelou. Having her as our guest was a fluke of Divine Order and a true example of Ask and You shall receive.

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R.I.P. to Maya Angelou. Which of her poems were your favorite?

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