In today’s economy and social awkwardness….at times I think back to “The Message”, the song that @DjFlash4eva “Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five” delivered to the streets in 1982 which went on to be a platinum selling album. The song didn’t remain in the streets…it ended up going global. @therealmellemel (Melle Mel) along with Grandmaster Flash, Kid Creole, Mr. Ness, Cowboy, and Raheim make up the group. Please CLICK PHOTO to see a few honorary members of “The Furious Five” rockin’ out at the #Grammy Nominations Party, those members being— @LupeFiasco, @Common, @LLCoolJ, along with the originals—Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel.
@Common takes us into #Haiti with an edgy look into his new single “sweet.” Doesn’t look like Common came to play games or serenade the ladies with this piece! It looks more like he’s going after a few emcees, kinda reminiscent of the “dis” song he made when “beefing” with former #NWA rapper #Ice Cube, with “I see the b*tch in you.” Luckily all of that’s been resolved, so please CLICK THE PIC for Common’s latest video….”Sweet.”
Something I’m sure a lot of true Hip Hop heads may be looking forward to is the fact that @Nas and @Common are planning to get together to record a joint project, which if you look at both of their discographies, is a very big deal. “Chi-Towns Nas” linking up with NYCs “Nas” is going to propel hip hops lyrical content backwards, but in a good way. These two heavyweights in the game are known for their creative lyrics with the use of metaphors, similes, mnemonics, acronyms, double entendres….you name it…they dish it out, which was what hip hop was known for in the early to mid ’90s…creative lyrics. Common has recently made it known that he is no longer signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. label, but says that he’ll always be apart of the G.O.O.D. family, so the two Chicago emcees are still on good terms. Back to the collab….the Common, Nas joint album may be as big a union as “Watch The Throne” was with @Kanywest and @S_C_ (Jay-Z). Both lyricists are currently working on their solo projects, Common with “The Dreamer, The Believer” and Nas with “Nasty”. So “me”, as a fan—is definitely looking forward to both solo joints and really can’t wait to see these guys in action when they’re both touring for their collab album since both of them collectively add over 20 years of experience in music. Please CLICK PIC for video of Nas and Common in studio behind the scenes of “Ghetto Dreams”, the first single off of Commons upcoming release. Please CLICK LINK for a brief video of Nas and Common on a panel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmUw_21kyXk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
@Common blesses us with the video for his first single “Blue Sky” off of his upcoming LP “The Dreamer, The Believer”, I’m looking forward to another Common album, so I hope you all enjoy this video as much as I did. Please CLICK PIC for video.
#Common recently took a trip to Haiti to film a video for “Sweet” which is the second single off his new album, The Dreamer, The Believer due November 22. It is being executive produced by No I.D. and features a collaboration with his G.O.O.D. Music affiliate #JohnLegend. Please CLICK PIC for a behind the scenes look into the video shoot.
#Common got together with famed producer No ID for the lead single off of his upcoming LP “The Dreamer, The Believer”. A Hip Hop veteran who has been a positive force in the industry this native of Chicago continues to show the world why his entire career has been a tour de force. Whether on the silver screen or rocking a mic Common always delivers the goods. CLICK THE PHOTO to hear “Blue Sky”. Follow the link below for a classic off of Common’s 1993 album “Resurrection”.
Common ft. Nas…Ghetto Dreams (official video) The return of “real rap”, #Common and #Nas are two of the most lyrical emcees out…this collaboration is like lemonade on a hot day…refreshing! From us to you—Enjoy #Ohm-worthy!
The heat of music festival season is on and one of the best one-day shows in the business is Rock the Bells. Common has recently been added to this years spectacular lineup performing his Be album. If you are in LA, NY, Boston, or the Bay Area and are a fan of Hip-Hop/R&B go get your tickets today!