Common Signs To Def Jam, New Album Due Out In July

Less than two months away from the release of his highly-anticipated new album, Common has announced that he is the latest member of the Def Jam Records family. According to a news release issued this morning, Common has signed to Def Jam via No I.D.’s imprint label Atrium. The Chicago emcee’s first album with the […]

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HBO To Release ‘Game of Thrones’ Hip-Hop Mixtape

***UPDATE*** You can now stream the entire mixtape after the jump! A hip-hop mixtape inspired by the popular HBO series Game of Thrones will be released today, according to The Wall Street Journal. The mixtape, entitled Catch The Throne, was first mentioned when Big Boi announced that there would be no new Outkast album, despite the […]

Rock the Bells 2013

Rock the Bells Announces Full Lineup

The famous hip-hop festival Rock the Bells turns ten this year with an impressive lineup announced at a Monday night press conference including hard-hitters Wu-Tang Clan, Jurassic 5, and Black Hippy. The full list announced includes the aforementioned Wu-Tang Clan, Jurassic 5, and Black Hippy, as well as J. Cole, Action Bronson, Common, Curren$y, Juicy J, […]


Rock The Bells 2013 Lineup Announced

The people at Guerilla Union have announced their official lineup for the Rock The Bells festival in 2013. Featuring Black Hippy, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Common, Curren$y, Juicy J, Kid Cudi, Rakim, Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan, these shows are planning to blow everything out of the water. Click through to view the entire lineup in all its […]


STREAM: Common – “Open Letter” (Remix)

Common has partnered up with Jay-Z to release a remix of Hova’s latest track, “Open Letter,” which has also been called “Open Letter Pt. II.” Of all of the tracks for the two to team up on, this one couldn’t be any better with the two spitting rhymes on Jay-Z’s recent controversial Cuba trip and […]

Big Sean Ft Common – "Switch Up"

STREAM: Big Sean Ft Common – “Switch Up”

G.O.O.D. Music is back with a statement today. Get ready for Big Sean and Common’s enormous new song “Switch Up.” This single was produced by Million $ Mano, NO I.D. and Rob Kinelski and will appear on Sean’s highly anticipated delayed sophomore album Hall of Fame. No word yet about an official release date. Click […]

Big Sean 2013

Big Sean Reveals Features On Sophomore Album

Detroit native Big Sean is getting ready for the Grammy’s tonight and has a few tricks up his sleeve in the meantime. He revealed details regarding the featured artists on his forthcoming sophomore album, Hall of Fame. Featured appearances on the follow-up to his 2011 debut Finally Famous include Common, Miguel, Jhené Aiko, Kid Cudi, […]


Does Common Think ‘Cruel Winter’ Is Happening? “Oh, Yeah, Nah, Nah.”

Common, why you gotta be such a downer? The literate rapper recently spoke with Vulture in an interview that focused primarily on his actorly pursuits. Did you know that Common is starring in an indie movie that was described by its director as, “Pursuit of Happyness punched in the face with Training Day”? I wish […]


Common To Release EP, Mixtape & Tenth Album In 2013

Common made a special appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote his forthcoming movie, LUV, which hits theaters on January 18. That was not all Common was there to talk about. He told Fallon that there are plans set to release a brand new EP at the end of this month, releasing his […]

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Cocaine 80’s – “Lucid”

Do not attempt to adjust your computer screen. The feature image your are seeing are skewed figures from Cocaine 80’s new song “Lucid” and is streaming here. Cocaine 80s are also planning to put out an EP, entitled The Flower Of Life, and can be expected to drop in our laps in early 2013. This […]

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Lupe Fiasco – “”

We only have 11 days until we ring in the new year! Or, if you’re of more superstitious leanings, the world is going to end tomorrow. If that’s the case, then why are you reading a music blog? Go find some loved ones to hug or something. For the rest of us looking forward to […]

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STREAM: The Game Ft Kanye West and Common – “Jesus Piece”

After weeks of anticipation, the title track from The Game’s forthcoming album has finally found its way online. Six days ahead of street date, “Jesus Piece” popped up on blogs not long ago and quickly began spreading through the interwebs. The track pairs Common and The Game, with a Kanye sample to beef up the […]