Top Hip Hop Tracks That Sampled Speeches From MLK

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As we observe and celebrate the life and acomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the date of his birth, we must recognize the posthumous impact Dr .King on the minds of those generations that succeeded him, including that of the Hip Hop community. His cultural influence, the cohesive force of his voice and […]

Common Honored With SoundExchange Music Fairness Award

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SoundExchange, the premier music tech organization powering the future of music, announced today that award-winning artist, actor, author, and activist Common was honored with the SoundExchange Music Fairness Award for his advocacy with the American Music Fairness Act (AMFA). Visit for more information “Common is a master lyricist, respected by his peers in the […]

Hip-Hop Inspired Giving Tuesday Ideas

Hip Hop Inspired Giving Tuesday Ideas

With Black Friday behind us, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday share the week following Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday, often described as a global day of giving or a global generosity movement, is held each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The amount of charities to donate to may seem overwhelming, but we have made a list […]

DJ Premier And Common Drop Visuals For “In Moe” (Speculation)

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Before the surprise surprise release of Beats That Collected Dust, Vol. 3 in September, it had been over a decade (Vol. 2 was released in 2011) since DJ Premier released a volume of the fan-favorite series.   Visit for more information As is the case with every Volume, every beat has its own unique origin story; from who they […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Common Released His ‘Resurrection’ Album 29 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history Chicago legend, Common, released his sophomore LP Resurrection. Produced completely by No I.D., this album was a fitting follow-up to Common’s debut, Can I Borrow A Dollar. Visit for more information Structurally, the album was split down the middle into two sections. The first half was the “East Side of […]

Vic Mensa Reveals ‘VICTOR’ Album Features Tracklist

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Vic Mensa officially shared an updated tracklist for his forthcoming sophomore album VICTOR (out this Friday). The new project will include features from Omari Hardwick, Jay Electronica, Common, Rapsody, DIXSON, Lekan, Ant Clemons, D Smoke, and Mr. Hudson. Earlier this week, the multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY-nominated rapper/producer also released an additional single from the record titled “LVLN UP” as part of the NFL and Roc Nation’s Songs of the Season initiative through the NFL’s […]

Common Says Nas’ “One Love” is One of the Greatest Songs Ever Written

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Common is featured in Men’s Health Hip-Hop 50 celebration, highlighting the impact of Nas when reflecting on his own single “Respect for Life.” Visit for more information Speaking with writer Keith Nelson, Common revealed a fan once said the single helped in his decision to have his kid. Common revealed the song came from […]

[WATCH] Did Jennifer Hudson Inadvertently Confirm Union With Rapper Common?

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Rumors have swirled that rapper Common and singer Jennifer Hudson have been quietly dating for over a year now, despite neither of them publicly confirming the romance.  Eyewitnesses caught photos of Jennifer Hudson and rapper Common on a cozy dinner date in Philly. Visit for more information On the blog site Deux Moi, where […]

Chance the Rapper and Common Honor Bobby Caldwell in Instagram Messages

Chance the Rapper and Common Honor Bobby Caldwell in Instagram Messages

Members of Hip-Hop are sharing their memories and honoring the late Bobby Caldwell. Chicago emcees Common and Chance the Rapper hit social media to share their memories. Visit for more information Common sampled Caldwell’s “Open Your Eyes” for “The Light,” which dropped in 2000. Hitting Instagram, Common thanked Caldwell for his work. “I can’t […]

Happy Birthday To Chicago Hip-Hop Pioneer Common!

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On this date in 1972, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., the rapper, actor, and poet also known as Common was born in Chicago, Illinois. The Grammy and Academy Award-winning artist is not only an icon of Windy City’s Hip Hop scene, but he has also helped to blaze a trail for Golden Era rappers into other […]

[WATCH] Common Revisits “The Light” Video For Vevo Footnotes

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Academy Award, Grammy and Emmy-winning artist Common takes fans behind the scenes of the official music video for “The Light,” in the latest installment of Vevo Footnotes, premiering today. The exclusive content is part of Vevo’s celebration to honor the historic 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop – more details here. Visit for more information “Thank you […]

Common to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’

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Second Stage Theater has announced that Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winner COMMON will make his Broadway debut as “Junior” in the Broadway debut of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-prevailing play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton. Visit for more information Common wills tar alongside Victor Almanzar, Elziabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon, Liza Colon-Zayas, […]

Big Sean’s ‘Detroit’ Hits Streaming Platforms On 10th Anniversary

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Happy Anniversary. Visit for more information The Detroit mixtape is one of the defining projects in Big Sean‘s career. On the tape’s 10th anniversary, the father-to-be releases it onto streaming platforms via Def Jam Recordings. For the anniversary, Sean Don extends the project with a bonus track, “More Thoughts”. MORE: Big Sean Received Award […]

The Top Celebrity Girl Dads In Hip-Hop

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There’s nothing and no one sweeter than a girl dad.  Being a girl dad doesn’t necessarily come as naturally to a father as being the parent of a boy. It requires a little more effort from the dad, hair, nails, dating, and hormones are just a few of the issues he will have to learn […]