MC Lyte ft. Common & 10Beats – Dear John

Written by Nigel D. / 09.09.14

“Dear John” f/ Common (the first release from Lyte’s upcoming LP, her first studio album in eleven years, which is slated to be released later this year). “Dear John” is a fresh track with a strong urban hip-hop vibe, that will also be featured in Lyte’s upcoming episode of “Being,” which will air on Saturday, September 13, 2014 on Centric, 9pm est / 8c. Immediately after the episode, MC Lyte will participate in a live streamed Q&A for fans and media worldwide who should register at to view or participate.

“Dear John” is the anthem for #EducateOURMen, which is the signature scholarship initiative of MC Lyte’s Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, which has presented two $100,000 university scholarships during the Soul Train Music Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show each year since the organization’s founding. This year, the foundation will present dozens of scholarships earmarked to send men of color to HBCU’s. Russell Simmons, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jada Pinkett Smith and Faith Evans are just of the few celebrities who support the foundation’s movement (

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Lil Herb ft. Common & Chance The Rapper – Fight or Flight Remix

Written by Nigel D. / 08.29.14

Chicago MCs, Lil Herb, Common and Chance The Rapper drop the remix to “Fight Of Flight.”

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Video: Lupe Fiasco ft. Jennifer Hudson & Common – Remission (In Studio)

Written by Nigel D. / 08.29.14

Watch Jennifer Hudson and Common perform with Lupe Fiasco during Stand Up To Cancer on September 5th @ 8pm/7c.

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Video: Common & Popular Demand’s ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ Champagne Sip Private Event

Written by Nigel D. / 08.07.14

Popular Demand has partnered with Def Jam Records once again – this time for an exclusive ‘Champagne Sip’ private event with legendary hip hop artist Common for the release of his 10th studio album, ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ at the Popular Demand Flagship Store on Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles.

The two joined forces for the event to bring together a select crowd of music industry executives, artists, producers, journalists and a few lucky fans for the evening to experience the new album and flowing champagne. Common took the time to speak to the crowd about the state of hip hop and his decision to collaborate with newcomers like Chance the Rapper, Vince Staples and Lil Herb. Guests enjoyed live performances by Common with LA based DJs Eric of Dena and DJ Sleek on the turntables. Among the attendees were James Fauntleroy, VH1’s JasFly, comedian DeStorm Power and more.

‘Nobody’s Smiling’ is available now for purchase on iTunes.

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Video: Common ft. Big Sean – Diamonds

Written by Nigel D. / 07.25.14

Common releases a visual for “Diamonds” off of “Nobody’s Smiling.”

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Video: Common Speaks On “Nobody’s Smiling,” The Violence In Chicago & Leaving G.O.O.D. Music

Written by Nigel D. / 07.24.14

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First Kid Cudi left “G.O.O.D. Music” and now Common has departed. It seems Kanye West is too busy with his family and projects.

Below Common speaks on the media and rap addressing violence.

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Video: Common Performs With Jhené Aiko & Vince Staples On The Jimmy Kimmel Show

Written by Nigel D. / 07.24.14

Common performed “Black Majik” & “Kingdom” with help from Jhené Aiko & Vince Staples On The Jimmy Kimmel Show last night.
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