A few days ago, Common Nobody’s Smiling Tour with Jay Electronica (still bummed it’s not coming through here) blew through NYC’s Irving Plaza, and from the looks of things it was truly a night to remember. Com not only brought out living legends such as Q-Tip and Raekwon the Chef, but also took some time to honor Brand Nubian by bringing them to the stage (unfortunately they didn’t perform “Maybe One Day.”)
Did you miss the madness? If so check it out above courtesy of Artium.
Kanye West, Common, BJ The Chicago Kid, Jennifer Hudson, Da Internz, R. Kelly, No ID, Stefan Ponce & Others Nominated For Grammys
The results are in, and the nominations for the 2015 Grammy’s have been trickling out throughout the day. As always, the nominees within the hip-hop/R&B categories have drawn plenty of controversy, but that hasn’t stopped many Chicagoans of being nominated for the most prestigious award in music.
Kanye West, Common, BJ The Chicago Kid, Jennifer Hudson, Da Internz, R. Kelly, No ID, Stefan Ponce, Chef Tone and a handful of others are all up for a gold gramophone on Feb. 8, 2015 on CBS at 7 p.m. CST.
And with Common’s album Nobody’s Smiling up for rap album of the year, that also means Dreezy and Lil Herb could also take home a trophy as well. Hit the jump for the full rundown of nominees and categories. For all 83, shoot over to the official Grammy homepage.
Common joins John Legend on “Glory,” the first offering from the original soundtrack for the upcoming film Selma. The film, which Common stars in, focuses on the voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is scheduled to hit select theaters on December 25th.
Watch the trailer for Selma above and give John Legend and Com’s “Glory” a listen below.
Produced by No ID
Snoh and Com do this crazy No ID beat justice on “Bad Things.” The video definitely brings the track to life, and today we up the ante buy also bringing you a stream of Snoh’s new album, There Will Be Sunshine, which was produced entirely by No ID.
The project is six songs deep and features Common and Cocaine 80s. It’s also available for purchase if you’d like to own it now via Epic/Artium – grab it here. And streat There Will Be Sunshine below.
Common enlists Malik Yusef and a large crew of other talented artists to raise awareness on global climate change, with the educational “Trouble In The Water.” This will appear on the charity project, HOME, which is due out in the near future.
Press play and spread the word in support of a good cause.
“This War We Fight” is a poem from Common, which he originally performed at The White House for the 2014 Veteran’s Day celebration a few days ago. Com returns today with an accompanying visual for the poem, which you can check out above. Well done, Com.
Queen Latifah’s former Just Wright co-star, the boy Com Sense, dropped by her show to promote his new album, Nobody’s Smiling, and the other 1000 things he has going on right now (he’s busy, duh.) The two old friends talk shop, and then Com hit the stage to perform one of my personal favorites from Nobody’s Smiling, “Rewind That.” Check out what you missed above.
Rapper, author, actor, poet, father — and now Common can add reality TV host to his resume. Kicking off in January (1/6/15), Common will be the esteemed host of Spike TV’s furniture repair show, Framework. Common also serves as executive producer of the show, so look for his big checks to continue to roll in. Can’t say we saw this coming, but it’s not a surprise. Com stays killing.
Check out the trailer above. Spotted at HHW.
Common recently sat down with Revolt TV and took some time to reflect on the 20-year anniversary of his second studio album, Resurrection. The album, which features “I Used To Love H.E.R.”, was originally released October 25th, 1994. Crazy, right?
In the clip above, Com touches on his sophomore album and what it’s like to still be working with No I.D. and Twilite Tone twenty years later. Check out what Com had to say above and be sure to revisit Resurrection.
MC Lyte and Com’s “Dear John” gets the visual treatment. No relation to the film of the same name with Channing Tatum, though.
This song actually serves as the anthem for #EducateOURMen,the scholarship initiative of MC Lyte’s Hip Hop Sisters Foundation. Watch the video above and read more about #EducateOURMen below.