Common, Mobb Deep, FreeWay & More Rock The Brooklyn Festival Stage

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival returned for its 11th year, where Hip-Hop heads and artists alike are able to celebrate the music we all love. The annual event rocked the Williamsburg, Brooklyn area with one of their hottest concerts yet; although last year’s unexpected Jay-Z appearance now holds the most difficult to top, this year’s event […]

Kean University Cancels Common As Commencement Speaker Over Assata Shakur Song

On Monday night (Mar. 30) New Jersey’s Kean University announced  via the university’s official Twitter and website that Common would be the commencement speaker, only to retract the announcement mere hours later. The university’s choice of the Academy Award winning rapper was “strongly opposed” by New Jersey police who were concerned that Common sympathized with Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard), who […]

Common Explains Oprah Diss: “I wasn’t trying to play her out.”

Common was walking on air after winning his first Oscar for Best Original Song “Glory,” a collaboration with John Legend. His cloud must have been very high because the artist skipped right over Oprah Winfrey’s high five when passing in the crowd.  It may not have been as bad as it looked though. According to […]

Common and John Legend Move Crowd To Their Feet With Powerful “Glory” Performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGH6Fy5_guk The 87th Academy Awards had a culmination of different performance ranging from Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, and of course Common and John Legend. From the movie Selma’s soundtrack, they performed the lead single “Glory” moving people in the audience as well as at home to tears. Common’s poignant and factual lyrics, accompanied by John Legend’s […]

Kanye Performs At Common's AAHH! Fest (And His Set Is Rant Free)

Last night Chicago’s Union Park hosted the very first “AAHH! Fest,” a music festival organized by Common and Donda’s House (Kanye West’s charity). The line-up featured performances from Common himself, Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Jay Electronica, and Jennifer Hudson. But, attendees were also treated to a performance by previously unannounced very special guest, Kanye West. […]

Kanye Performs At Common’s AAHH! Fest (And His Set Is Rant Free)

Last night Chicago’s Union Park hosted the very first “AAHH! Fest,” a music festival organized by Common and Donda’s House (Kanye West’s charity). The line-up featured performances from Common himself, Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Jay Electronica, and Jennifer Hudson. But, attendees were also treated to a performance by previously unannounced very special guest, Kanye West. […]

Common – “Speak My Piece” (Audio)

Common drops his first single off of his upcoming album Nobody’s Smiling. The track is titled “Speak My Piece;” The single was produced by No I.D. and features a sample from the Notorious B.I.G.