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.
Billie Eilish made history Sunday evening, becoming the youngest artist to win all four major categories at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
'Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince' will be held on 28 January – two days after the Grammys – at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be broadcast in...
Hip-hop has always been politically charged, but with racial and social divisions becoming ever more fractured, conscious hip-hop is making a return.