This morning, Common dropped by Good Morning America to chat about a number of subjects including being a current Hollywood “it” man, his forthcoming movie Run All Night, working with Liam Neeson and much more. Com is all over housewives living rooms. It doesn’t get much bigger than that. Bravo per usual.Andrew Barber 0
The world watched last week as Common and John Legend took home their first-ever Oscars. But in the midst of celebration, one of the biggest names on the planet got curved: Oprah. Really, not really. But the viral video of Common’s high five snub made its rounds and was quite hilarious. Oprah did catch some hang time, though.
Nevertheless, last night Common addressed the legendary curve on Jimmy Kimmel Live. And of course, Com handled it like the true gentleman he is. Com also talks about Jay Z’s response to his big win. Required viewing.Andrew Barber 0
Common is an Oscar winner. Yes, that’s correct: Common is an Oscar winner. Tonight, John Legend and Common make history yet again with not only their win, but also their powerful performance of their award-winning single, “Glory,” from the Selma soundtrack. Truly amazing.
Big congrats to Com Sense and John Legend on their massive W. Well played, fellas. Check out a recap of their performance below.
Update: Congrats to Rhymefest as well, who will also be taking home a trophy for “Glory” as he co-wrote the record.Andrew Barber 0
Okay, so the day is almost over, but we finished this post just in time to show the love it deserved. It’s hard to believe that it has been nine years since the passing of J Dilla. Almost a clean decade. It’s scary how quickly time moves on. Thinking back 10 years, my life was completely different as were all of yours who are now reading this. So it goes without saying that 10 years ago the careers of Common and The Roots were quite different as well. But this video goes back even further — 13 years to be exact — to the summer of 2002, when The Soulquarians were in the lab working on their respective projects.
Sure, The Roots and Com Sense were popping, but this was before Selma and movies and Jimmy Fallon and all of that. It was just about the music. A different era. Common was working on the follow up to his breakthrough album, Like Water For Chocolate, which garnered the Chi City pioneer his first RIAA plaque. The Roots were doing the same on the heels of the Grammy-winning hit that was Things Fall Apart. But most importantly, Jay Dee was still alive and was pushing the boundaries sonically on everything he touched (see Busta Rhymes’ Genesis, his own Welcome 2 Detroit). Especially Com’s adventurous album, Electric Circus. Panned by many, Electric Circus was seen as a step in the wrong direction for Com, who many thought was suffering from Baduizm at the time.Andrew Barber 0
Common and John Legend have been invited to perform their powerful and award-winning single, “Glory,” at the Oscars on February 22nd.
I mean, that’s really all that needs to be said. Common is performing at the Oscars. 20+ years into his career. Amazing. You won’t want to miss that on 2/22 on ABC at 6pm.Andrew Barber 0