Common
Features // 3 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 10 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
News // 2 Articles
//Features

The Best Hip-Hop of 2014
11 Dec 2014 // 9:10 PM

This year's push of stylistic diversity, craft, and experimentation adds fuel to hip-hop's movement into the future.

The Best Hip-Hop of 2007
10 Dec 2007 // 4:00 PM

From Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to a dope album named Desire, hip-hop showed growth in 2007.

//Columns

Like Water for Chocolate: Common's Recipe for Progressive Hip-Hop
4 May 2000 // 5:00 PM

Like the surreal Laura Esquivel novel that Rashid 'Lonnie' Lynn invokes in the title of his brilliant new release Like Water for Chocolate.

//Reviews

Common: Nobody's Smiling
30 Jul 2014 // 9:06 PM

The veteran Chicago rapper returns to his troubled hometown on a conscious album for a post-conscious age.

Common and Atmosphere Make Freezing History at Colorado’s Red Rocks
1 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM

Minneapolis indie rap crew Atmosphere seemed an iffy choice to headline the landmark show, but the capacity crowd welcomed the group as if they were a St. Bernard carrying the world’s largest brandy cask.

//Blogs

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force: Central Park Summerstage - 23 June 2013 (Photos)
27 Jun 2013 // 5:10 AM

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force brought nothing but heat at their show at Central Park's Summerstage.

Gil Scott-Heron, Derrick Hodge: 27.June.2010 - New York
30 Jun 2010 // 2:00 AM

Gil Scott-Heron brought his legendary brand of soul, and surprise guest, Common, to Central Park’s Summerstage Sunday.

//News

Common — rapper, actor, writer — has a new album that’s a return to his roots
3 Jan 2012 // 4:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — Common was trying not to crack a smile. The rapper-turned-actor-turned-author was in the midst of having his face powdered in preparation for an

Hip-hop star is an un-Common artistAudra D.S. Burch
27 Mar 2009 // 1:03 AM

Well before the government declared the country to be in recession, Common - the Chicago hip-hop artist - was already chronicling its pain. He took

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Moving Pixels Podcast Looks at the Scenic Vistas and Human Drama of 'Firewatch'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we consider the beautiful world that Campo Santo has built for us to explore and the way that the game explores human relationships through its protagonist's own explorations within that world.

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