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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...

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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...

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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-town posi-anthems, seeks to uplift with 'Blue Sky,' kicking some vintage wordplay over a sample from Electric Light Orchestra's 'Mr...

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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...

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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...

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Common to Release ‘One Day It’ll All Make Sense’ Book

Common entered the entertainment industry as a rapper but has added more than one title to his resume since he came on the scene in the early '90s...

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Producer No I.D. Lands New Position at Def Jam

Producer No I.D. is adding another title to his resume, one that will have him overseeing many of the same artists he's crafted beats for...

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Common Says He & No I.D. Are Crafting ‘Positive Hip-Hop’

Since he took time away from the music game to grow his acting career, Common is ready to get back to his first passion: rapping. The Chicago native, who is featured on this year's Rock the Bells tour, is gearing up for the release of his ninth album, 'The Dreamer, The Believer,' which also finds him collaborating with producer No I...

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Common Raps ‘Be,’ Lauryn Hill Speeds at L.A. Rock the Bells

Lauryn Hill returned to the Rock the Bells stage for the second year in a row, closing out the inaugural show, which kicked off in San Bernardino, Calif...

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