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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. From rhymer to actor, the 39-year-old is now adding author to his repertoire.

The 'Be' creator, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, has

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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.

"I'm (now) executive VP of Def Jam," he told Billboard. "I'm going to keep on doing what I'm doing and take it to another

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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

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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. Saturday (Aug. 21). Unlike previous years, this year

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Rock the Bells Festival Is ‘Thanksgiving Dinner of Hip-Hop’

Over the past seven years, the Rock the Bells music festival has worked its way up from a regional Southern California event to become one of the most anticipated annual concert series in the hip-hop world

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Common & Nas Visualize ‘Ghetto Dreams’ in New Video — Watch

As promised, Common and Nas have delivered a visual for their No I.D.-produced street elegy 'Ghetto Dreams,' which is the first single from Common's ninth album 'The Dreamer, The Believer.'

In the Matt

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J. Cole Releases More Music, ‘Any Given Sunday #2′

In anticipation of his Roc Nation debut, 'Cole World: The Sideline Story,' rapper-producer J. Cole has returned with the second installment of his 'Any Given Sunday' series.

Fresh from a video shoot for his new single wi

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Common and Nas Film Video for ‘Ghetto Dreams’ Collaboration

'Ghetto Dreams,' the new collaboration between Chi-town MC Common and Queensbridge rhymer Nas, is giving rap fans a boost in their faith that hip-hop is still thriving in the music industry. To help push the song further, the duo are crafting an accompanying video to support the ode

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Common and Nas Spit ‘Ghetto Dreams’ on New Single

Back on the scene with a new recording home at Warner Brothers, a new album produced by No I.D. and an entire conservative party outraged at his poetry, Common has returned spitting some of his hardest

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Alicia Keys Talks Achievements Since ‘Songs in A Minor’

In celebration of the commemorative 10th anniversary re-release of her 'Songs in A Minor' debut, Alicia Keys is candidly revealing the fears and excitement behind expanding her career. The singer-songwriter speaks about her experience pl

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