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Sade Releases Her First Song In 7 Years & It’s Spectacular (Audio)

Already, 2018 has been a surprisingly big year for soundtracks. Just when that appeared to be a medium misplaced in the decade, some of music's most powerful voices are proving otherwise. Last month, Kendrick Lamar and his Top Dawg family hit fans with the musical companion to Black Panther. The... Read more

Common, Brandy & Robert Glasper Re-Make Sounds Of Blackness’ Optimistic & It Soars (Audio)

Common is taking his inherently collaborative spirit onto its next journey. The Chicago MC, along with pianist/producer Robert Glasper and drummer/producer Karriem Riggins have formed a new group, August Greene. Wasting no time, the group announced that they will drop their first, self-titled album on March 9, via Amazon. The... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: No I.D. vs. A Tribe Called Quest. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer” begins. The third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no deserving... Read more

The Tension Is Captured In Common & Snoh’s Bad Things (Video)

In addition to the acclaimed work on Nobody Smiling, and his upcoming (amazing) appearance on Royce Da 5'9" & DJ Premier's PRhyme, one of Common's more interesting 2014 moments is "Bad Things" alongside Snoh Aalegra. Produced by No I.D., the track is a heavily stylized narrative. So for the video,... Read more

Lupe Fiasco, Common & Jennifer Hudson Honor Cancer Survivors (Video)

Hip-Hop is stepping up with its voice and power. Lupe Fiasco joins fellow Chicago Hip-Hop superstar Common and songstress Jennifer Hudson for "Remission." In conjunction with Stand Up 2 Cancer, the 3 have come together for a fundraising song. With The Notorious B.I.G and the late Poetic ("Grym Reaper" of... Read more

Listen To Common & No I.D. Discuss Nobody’s Smiling However You Like (Video)

After over two decades in the game, Common releases his tenth studio album, Nobody's Smiling, to the masses today. Already receiving quite a positive buzz within the community, the Chicago themed project features exclusive production from longtime friend No I.D. as well as numerous artists including Jhene Aiko, Big Sean,... Read more

Take an Eye Opening Walk Through the Neighborhood with Common (Audio)

Common's latest release from his upcoming album, Nobody's Smiling, continues his theme of shining a light on the ills of his hometown of Chicago. On "The Neighborhood," Common walks you through the blocks and the picture he paints is far from pretty. Check it out. Related: Common & Big Sean... Read more

Common’s Speak My Piece Is A Beautiful Illustration Of His Vision On Nobody’s Smiling (Audio)

Common's sound has evolved over the last 22 years. From working with The Beatnuts to No I.D. and Dug Infinite to The Soulquarians to Kanye West to Pharrell and back... Comm's forever playing with his growth as an artist, surviving the times, and making each body of work stand apart... Read more

Jhene Aiko Releases a New Song To Live & Die For (Audio)

Though Jhene Aiko quotes a bit of 50 Cent in her latest single, the song is irrefutably all hers. As Ms. Aiko prepares for her first performance at the BET Awards on Sunday and her forthcoming debut album, she lets this ethereal mid-tempo track fly. Check out To Live &... Read more

Mikkey Halsted & No I.D. Serve Up Some Raw Salmon Croquettes (Audio)

Chicago, Illinois' Mikey Halsted has been consistently putting out great music for 15 years. A former Cash Money Records artist in waiting, a Virgin Records artist in waiting, and a former rhyme-partner of Rhymefest, Mikkey has a track record paved in almost's. However, if you do some digging, you'll find... Read more

Common & No I.D. Declare War On The Violence Plaguing Chicago’s Streets (Audio)

We learned mere hours ago that Common is planning his fifth album with early producer No I.D. Nobody Smiling, taking its name from Rakim's powerful lyrics, the album is an indictment on the street violence epidemic in Chicago, Illinois. Lupe Fiasco, Chief Keef, and a host of other artists have... Read more

Common – Congratulations ft Cocaine 80’s

Here's a new song from Common with longtime collaborator, No I.D. Same result--dopeness. Check out Congratulations featuring Cocaine 80's. Related: Common freestyles over Clique (Video)... Read more

Cocaine 80s – Chain Glow ft Nas

Nas drops a hot 16 bars on this track from Cocaine 80s, a loose group of artists that includes Common, No ID and more. Check out Chain Glow.  Related:  Cocaine 80s - Six ft Common... Read more