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Common Explains Delay of ‘The Dreamer, The Believer’ LP

Common ninth studio album, 'The Dreamer, The Believer,' was set to debut right around the Thanksgiving Holiday, however, the project has experienced a delay, with the forthcoming release coming almost a month later.

The latest single, 'Sweet' -- a follow-up to t

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LL Cool J to Get ‘The Message’ on Grammy Nomination Special

There's nothing like a song about poverty, prostitution, drugs, murder and overriding hopelessness to kick off the lead-up to "music's biggest night."

On Wednesday's (Nov. 30) hour-long 'Grammy Nominations Concert Live,' set to air on CBS, LL Cool J, Common, Lupe Fiasco and Ric

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Soul Train Awards 2011: Cee Lo, Common, Whodini Perform

There were trophies to hand out at the 40th annual Soul Train Awards, which took place earlier this month in Atlanta and aired last night (Nov. 27) on BET, but as with any show of its kind, the real highlights were the live performances

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Common Goes to the Streets of Haiti for ‘Sweet’ Video — Watch

Plenty of rappers have shot videos in tropical locales, but 'Sweet,' the clip Common debuted last night (Nov. 14), is not your typical fun-and-sun escapist romp.

It was filmed on location in Haiti, a country

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Common Opens Up About Role in ‘Hell on Wheels’ TV Series

November is looking to be a big month for Common. Aside from the release of his ninth studio album, 'The Dreamer, The Believer,' and a spot in the animated film 'Happy Feet 2,' the Chicago native will debut his latest acting role on the AMC series 'Hell on Wheels.'

Set in 1865, the Western-themed show features the rapper-turned-actor playing the role of an emancipated slave trying to gain acceptance in post-slavery America. "It'

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Common Says Maya Angelou on New LP, ‘Blue Sky’ Is Relatable

Three years after the lukewarm success of his last album, 'Universal Mind Control,' rapper Common is ready to take his fans back to the basics. The Chicago MC, whose lyrical intrigue has long been based around his appreciation for spoken word poetry, chose to take listeners in a new, yet sonically familiar direction for his latest album, 'The Dreamer, The Believer.' Unlike his electro-inspired previous album, th

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‘I Used to Love H.E.R.’ — 25 Rap Songs About Women

While hip-hop has born countless phrases and trends, from its B-Boy days to Auto-Tune's eminence, coastal beef to Southern dominance, some of the music's most enduring contributions, in any era, have been songs about the ladies

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Common Conjures Up a ‘Blue Sky’ — Listen

Common has leaked a soulful second single, 'Blue Sky,' from his forthcoming No I.D.-produced album 'The Dreamer, The Believer.'

The Windy City MC, who has reunited with his old collaborator for an album's worth of Chi-t

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Common Explains Why Tennis Star, Basquiat Are in New Book

Even Common has his flaws. From afar, the conscious MC and lauded actor may have a picture-perfect life but his past experiences -- a mix of both positive and negative -- have attributed to the choices he's made to travel the right path over the wrong one. Throughout his eight lyrical works, the 39-year-old

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Common Reveals Erykah Badu Dumped Him Over the Phone

We have a sneaking suspicion that Erykah Badu may have partially influenced the title of Common's new memoir, 'One Day It'll All Make Sense.' In a candid Q&A with gossip queen Wendy Williams on her talk show this morning (Sept.

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