‘It is music to uplift, heal, and inspire listeners dealing with racial injustices as well as other social injustices,’ says Common.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
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.
“Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince” will air 21 April, honouring the pop icon on the fourth anniversary of his passing.
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.
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.
Not often a label thought of in hip-hop terms, the best Motown samples prove that Berry Gordy’s empire had more than enough beats for the crate-diggers.