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No I.D. Promoted To Head Of A&R At Def Jam

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The accolades and good fortune continue to pour in for Chicago legend, No I.D., as it was announced earlier today that the executive has been promoted yet again at Def Jam — this time to the head of A&R. If you remember correctly, he was named EVP of Def Jam back in April, so his responsibilities and power at the label only continue to grow. Congratulations are most definitely in order.

via Billboard:

Def Jam Recordings has promoted industry veteran Dion “No I.D.” Wilson to executive vice president in charge of all A&R activities at the label. It’s a title bump for No I.D., who was previously co-head of A&R. According to a press release, the producer/executive will continue to oversee his own label, ARTium Records, whose artists include Jhene Aiko and Common, and will report directly to Def Jam’s CEO, Steve Bartels…

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Mixtape: Trackstar The DJ – Prime Time: A Rap Fan’s Guide To No I.D.

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No I.D. The legend, the mentor, the Godfather. Call him what you want, just make sure you call him one of the greatest. And to pay homage to the genius of Dion Wilson, the honorable Trackstar The DJ has put together this solid hour-and-twenty-minute offering titled Prime Time: A Rap Fan’s Guide To No I.D. At 52 tracks deep, Prime Time covers the scope of No I.D.’s career from his early beginnings with Common and The Twilite Tone, to his current work with the likes of Kanye West, Nas Big Sean and Rick Ross.

Also, Ian Klarer absolutely snapped with the artwork for this. The sequencing and mixing is impeccable, so take a stroll down memory lane and listen to the prolific art of one of Chicago’s greatest offsprings, No I.D. — presented by FSD & The Smoking Section. What are you waiting for? Let the story begin…

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Video: Common Performs “Blak Majik” & “Kingdom” On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Cadillac Com hit the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and brought a few special guests with him. Common kicked things off with a performance of “Blak Majik” with songstress Jhené Aiko, which you can check out above.

Following that, Vince Staples joined Com on stage to perform “Kingdom”, which you can watch below. Remember, Common’s Nobody’s Smiling LP is available online and in stores now.

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Common – City To City

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Common’s tenth studio album, Nobody’s Smiling, has finally hit shelves and Target‘s offering up an exclusive bonus track with the deluxe edition of the LP titled “City To City”. If this one sounds familiar, it’s because Com originally premiered the song in an trailer for CNN’s Chicagoland series earlier this year.

This joint should’ve been included on the standard edition of the album. Nobody’s Smiling is available for purchase on iTunes and in stores now. Stream “City To City” below, thanks to Nav.

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