The rapper will join the likes of Ari Lennox, Tiwa Savage, and Bootsy Collins for the global festival’s 15th year.
The releases will be part of the platform’s ‘Words & Music’ storytelling initiative.
The live-stream special will offer a celebration of Black music and culture, with appearances by Vic Mensa, TI and Leon Bridges, among many others.
Common released 'Be' in 2005, returning to "conscious hip-hop" for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record with both Kanye West and J Dilla as producers.
The long-awaited new record is set for issue through Island Records on 28 August.
Friday’s 24-hour global live-stream event will feature scores of high-profile participants, all raising funds for COVID-19 relief.
Paying tribute, host Maya Rudolph said, "To love Prince is to love music."
The Los Angeles museum is digging into its archives to share previously-unreleased interviews from music’s biggest names.
Common hit reset on hip-hop with his ‘Like Water For Chocolate’ album, paying tribute to the black trailblazers who came before him.
“Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince” will air 21 April, honouring the pop icon on the fourth anniversary of his passing.
Poetic and provocative, Common rose from underground hip-hop to become the music’s fiercest custodian. The best Common songs reveal how.
A watershed moment in hip-hop, ‘Things Fall Apart’ combined the raw energy of The Roots’ live shows with peerless production to birth a classic album.
Common (originally Common Sense) was a highly influential figure in rap’s underground during the ’90s, keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap alive.
Before hip-hop and R&B got together, the rap ballad showed the softer side of hip-hop. The best hip-hop love songs prove that MCs need love too.
Cannily deployed to create touching moments and forge connections, the best romantic comedy songs have defined iconic romcoms.