Tag Archives: Common

2010 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher Featuring G.O.O.D Music

I don’t watch BET so I wasn’t aware they had their award show.  I did see the cyphers and while they definitely do not compare to last year’s, this wasn’t so bad.  Missing a few people though.

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The Roots x John Legend – Wake Up Everybody feat. Melanie Fiona x Common (Video)

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This is the video to the lead single off The Roots x John Legend album.  Do we have an album title yet?

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The Roots x John Legend – Wake Up Everybody feat. Common and Melanie Fiona (Mp3)

A cover song of a 70’s soulful protest song by who else but Philly-based Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.

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Gil Scott Heron Live @ Summerstage 2010

Damn.  I knew about this performance too…

Luckily, Love on the Beat was there to witness and record.

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Throwback of the Day: Common – Resurrection (Video)

I miss the ol’ (I mean young) Com’ Sense.

Throwback of the Day: Common – The Light (Video)

I’ve been kind of floating on cloud nine lately.  I need to wake up and snap back to reality.

Common: "Hip-Hop Does Not Have The Same Impact Today"

“It’s sad, because hip hop does not have the same impact today that it did when I was coming up,” Common said in an interview. “I think about my daughter and hip-hop has no real impact on her lifestyle. I remember wearing medallions and finding out about Farrakhan and that movement because Chuck D talked about it. Hip-Hop had a big relevance on life. When the corporations took over music, the music lost its soul. [read more here]

Another hip hop is dead comment?  Nah man.  Common is just expressing how he feels.  Shouts to Rameer for the link.