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

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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