Common

  1. Common Signs with Warner Bros. Records

    June 24, 2011 7:42 PM EDT After a decade in the Universal Music fold, rapper Common is moving over to Warner Bros. Records. Warner Bros. Records co-president/CEO Todd Moscowitz announced the signing Friday afternoon at an outdoor concert by one of Warners' other recen ...

  2. Common Launching Diesel Cologne, Microsoft Clothing Line

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Common has teamed up with Diesel for Only the Brave, a new men's fragrance, and with Microsoft for a line of PC-inspired clothing called Softwear. The rapper will be featured in the print and television ad campaign, shot by photographe ...

  3. Kanye West Hits SXSW

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For a night, it was South By Kanye West. The rapper performed twice Saturday at the annual South By Southwest music conference and festival, dominating the final night of the live music event mostly populated by lesser known acts. In an expected b ...

  4. Common Album Gets December Release Date

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Common has announced Dec. 9 as the new release date for his forthcoming Geffen album, "Universal Mind Control." The set was originally expected in July. Two songs, "Announcement" and "Universal Mind Control" both of w ...

  5. Zune Launches Artist Focused Podcast Series

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft's Zune will launch an artist-focused podcast tomorrow, Billboard has learned. Dubbed the Green Room, the first one will feature backstage interviews with Chicago rapper Common. Following Common, the next podcasts will showcase Oasis ...

  6. Common Signs On For 'Terminator'

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Common has been tapped to star in the upcoming fourth installment of the 'Terminator' series, "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins." The Chicago MC will play a freedom fighter named Barnes who is defending the human ...

  7. Common Previews 'Invincible' New Album

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A special eight-song preview last night (April 29) reveals that Common's upcoming eighth album, "Invincible Summer," is shaping up to be an electro-tinged departure from the MC's previous lyric-driven albums. "I created th ...

  8. Dwele 'Sketches' New Album For June

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Dwele will release his third album, "Sketches of a Man," on June 24 via RT Music Group/Koch Records. The G-1-produced "I'm Cheatin'," about a man who loves his lady's uninhibited sexual ...

  9. Jay-Z Goes 'Gangster' For Second Album In A Year

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z will release his second album in a year, "American Gangster," Nov. 6 via Def Jam. The album features all new original material inspired by the upcoming movie of the same name starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. The traile ...