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Music Video: Common – Raw

January 10, 2012 by  
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It’s only right to drop Common’s new video after he did a remix to Rick Ross’ ‘Stay Schemin,’ where he ultimately decided to call out Drake. Best part of the diss: “You ain’t wettin’ nothing n*gga, you Canada Dry.”

Common Says The Track “Sweet” Was A Diss For Drake

December 20, 2011 by  
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I’ll tell you guys one thing that’s for certain: A lot of rappers aren’t feelin‘ Drake. At all. I’m a fan of Drizzy’s and he’s certainly put out some hits but a lot of rappers who’ve been in the game for a long time don’t like his approach to hip hop, they think it’s too soft for what they’ve built. Maybe they’re right, but the times are also changing. When Common dropped the single “Sweet” from his latest album The Dreamer/The Believer, a few of his lyrics were interpreted as a jab at Drake:

“Yall n*ggas man, y’all soft motherf*ckers/Singing all around me man, la la la/ You ain’t motherf*cking Frank Sinatra/Uh, lil’ bitch…./Sweet ass motherf*cker.” ..

During a recent show in Las Vegas, Drake reportedly reacted to Common’s jab, saying, “I might sing, but I ain’t no bitch. If Common got something to say, say it to my face.”

Well, Drake’s manager (Noah Shebib) took it to his Twitter account when he first heard the diss:

In hip hop, this is out it goes: If guys hear something on a song and feel like it’s about them, then it usually is. You know what you do and how you sing or whatever the case may be, but I understand how it can come to somewhat of a surprise when it’s a diss out of nowhere (what’s up with Pusha T not liking Drake, anyway?). Common is a real rapper so I was actually kind of shocked when he decided to throw that out there. Is it because Drizzy’s on top or because he was with Serena Williams at one point? Who knows. Common Sense is my guy though so I ride with his music before I do Drake’s. Peep the video after the jump to see Common address the situation on Sway in the Morning.

Music Video: Common – “Celebrate”

December 18, 2011 by  
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Told y’all Common’s that dude! This video is packed full of star-studded appearances like Tyga, Ludacris and more. His album ‘The Dreamer, The Believer’ already leaked out onto the internet last week but hits stores this Tuesday, December 20. So until then, enjoy this feel-good track and celebrate with your friends.

Video: Common – “16 Bars”

December 16, 2011 by  
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Common, my man (Kanye voice)! He’s been doing his thing lately: his album just dropped (a little early) and he just did a 5 minute freestyle and threw that up on the internet for fans to see. Watch Common Sense spit 16 nice bars in an elevator (via HDX).

Common’s 5 Minute Freestyle On WKYS Radio

December 15, 2011 by  
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I’ve been writing for the site for a little over 3 months now and I’m sure you all know how I feel about Common; dude is the best, seriously. He doesn’t get nearly as enough credit as he should and he’s easily the most underrated artist in hip hop. I’ll admit that this wasn’t his best freestyle I’ve heard, but I’ve also never heard him spit rhymes for 5 minutes straight with no water break.

Common Pays Homage To Lifelong Friend Nas On Track

November 30, 2011 by  
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Common is easily like my No. 2 favorite artist ever. Seriously. Dude is so ill on his rhymes and yet somehow he remains underrated as an artist in my opinion. With his new album “The Dream/The Believer” due at the end of the month (Dec. 20), Common Sense decided to pay homage to his lifelong homie Nas by dropping flame on his track “Life’s A Bitch.” I bet folks didn’t know he listened to Illmatic like that, huh? Ha.

Kanye West To Release a G.O.O.D. Music Album In Spring 2012

October 20, 2011 by  
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If the G.O.O.D. Music group album is on par as Good Fridays – the album will be at least a 4/5. There’s too much talent and with Yeezy orchestrating, the group can’t mess up. They got Ye, CuDi, Common, Pusha T, Mr. Hudson, Big Sean, John Legend, Mos Def, and Teyana Taylor. They’re like the Dallas Mavericks of this rap shit! One big superstar and a whole lot of above good talent around him!

Kanye West – G.O.O.D. Fridays (Collection)

December 26, 2010 by  
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Shouts to them 2dopeboyz for putting together (properly tagged and zipped into one file) this collection of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Fridays songs together.  They did it earlier this week but I just came across it now.  If you’ve slacked on your weekly Friday Yeezy and friends fix, then get the complete collection here.  The only song that’s missing from this project is Christmas In Harlem, as it was released after this compilation was made.  Download link and tracklist is below:

01 Power Remix f. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
02 Runaway Love (rmx) f. Justin Bieber & Raekwon
03 Devil In a New Dress
04 Good Friday f. Common, Pusha T, KiD CuDi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson
05 Lord Lord Lord f. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson
06 So Appalled f. Jay-Z, RZA, Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce & Swizz Beatz
07 Christian Dior Denim Flow f. KiD CuDi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie
08 Don’t Stop f. Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell
09 Take One for the Team f. Keri Hilson, Pusha T & CyHi Da Prynce
10 Don’t Look Down f. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean
11 The Joy f. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield & KiD CuDi
12 Looking For Trouble f. Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce, Big Sean & J. Cole
13 Chain Heavy f. Talib Kweli & Consequence

Diesel: “Only The Brave” Starring Common, Vado & Big Sean

October 13, 2010 by  
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Diesel concluded their Only The Brave Fragrance campaign last night at New York City’s Gotham Hall where Common, Vado, Big Sean, and Donnis performed in front of a rocking crowd.  I had prior arrangement’s so couldn’t attend but I’ve heard nothing but it being a great event so shouts to my boy Brent for the invite.  The clip above is the 4 rappers freestyling with The Rapture and after the jump is footage of Common, Vado, and Big Sean’s performances caught on camera via RTNY.

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Cypher & Performance Videos From The 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards

October 13, 2010 by  
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I didn’t watch last night’s BET Hip Hop Awards but I heard the highlight of the night was the above G.O.O.D. Music cypher that included Kanye West, Common, Big Sean, Pusha T, and CyHi Da Prynce.  The rest of the night’s cyphers included “freestyles” from Wiz Khalifa, YelaWolf, Raekwon, Tyga, Royce Da 5’9″, Ice Cube, Rev Run, Diggy, Busta Rhymes, Mickey Factz, and otehrs.  The night’s performances came from Rick Ross, Diddy, DJ Khaled, MC Hammer, Gucci Mane, Swizz Beatz, J. Cole, Dipset (Cam’Ron x Jim Jones x Juelz Santana), Big Boi, B.o.B., and more.  Hit the jump to view the videos of all the cyphers and performance videos courtesy of MWP.

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