1. Watch Common Pour His Heart Out in 'Black America Again' Video

    September 22, 2016 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Stevie Wonder-featuring single gets a stunng and timely visual. Common released the video for his single "Black America Again," featuring legendary singer Stevie Wonder , on Thursday (Sept. 22). The striking visual opens with footage o ...

  2. Ice Cube & Common Perform on 'Tonight Show,' Style Dolls' Hair for E! News

    April 12, 2016 9:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 With  Barbershop: The Next Cut  landing in theaters this Friday (April 15), the star-studded cast has been promoting the franchise's third installment in a variety of ways. First, co-stars Ice Cube (who takes the lead as Calvin) and Common (who ...

  3. Common Reveals His 'Suicide Squad' Character, Ice Cube Debunks 'Straight Outta Compton' Sequel Rumors

    March 17, 2016 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Common is slapping on his supervillain suit for the star-studded flick  Suicide Squad.  In an interview with  Complex alongside Ice Cube , the Oscar-winning rapper revealed that his character's name is "Monster T," an affiliate of Jar ...

  4. Common's Stylist Dishes on His Dolce & Gabbana Look at the 2016 Oscars

    February 29, 2016 12:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop star/actor Common  rocked Dolce &  Gabbana  at the  2016 Oscars . The presenter (who won best original song last year with  John Legend  for "Glory" from  Selma)  sported a sleek, white D&G tuxedo with a black bow tie.  The ...

  5. Grammys 2016 Preview: From Kendrick to Kanye, a Look at the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album Nominees

    February 13, 2016 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Best Rap Album 2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole Executive Producers Jermaine Cole, Mark Pitts Label Roc Nation/Columbia Records Releasing 2 014 Forest Hills Drive just three weeks after it was announced, the North Carolina rapper managed to parlay hi ...

  6. Kanye West Mentor No I.D. Reflects on the Rapper's Hammer Pants-Wearing Days

    October 29, 2015 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 For this week's issue of  Billboard , we're following four music industry bigwigs for a 24-hour period to map out the multiple dimensions of working in music in 2015: pop star Ed Sheeran , manager Sarah Stennett,  the power manager behind  ...

  7. R. Kelly, Babyface & Common Set for Soul Train Awards Weekend Concert

    October 13, 2015 5:00 PM EDT BET/Centric annual awards ceremony tapes Nov. 6 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. BET’s Soul Train Weekend 2015 will take place in Las Vegas on Nov. 5-7. In addition to the annual Soul Train Awards returning to the Orleans Arena on Nov. 6, the thre ...

  8. Ice-T Voices 'Care Bears,' Lauryn Hill Sings Nina Simone on 'Tonight Show'

    July 31, 2015 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0  Who knew Ice-T had a career in cartoon voiceovers?    "I thought everybody knew that," the hip-hop legend joked when Jimmy Fallon admitted on the July 30 episode of The Tonight Show  that he had recently discovered Ice-T's cartoon pa ...

  9. Listen to Talib Kweli's New B-Sides/Rarities Album ft. Kanye West, Killer Mike & Yasiin Bey

    July 08, 2015 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Talib Kweli dropped a surprise compilation of b-sides and rarities last night (July 7) called  Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol. 1 . Talib Kweli: My Life Was Threatened at Ferguson The album, which includes co ...

  10. Common, Kevin Hart & More Diversify Film Academy Membership

    June 27, 2015 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 After widespread criticism of the film academy's overwhelmingly white slate of Oscar nominees this year, the organization has announced a roster of potential new members that skews younger and more diverse. Kevin Hart , Common , Emma Stone, Dev ...

  11. Common Joins 'Suicide Squad'

    April 23, 2015 7:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oscar-winning rapper-turned-actor Common has closed a deal to join the cast of Suicide Squad , Warner Bros.' all-star action movie featuring DC Entertainment super-villains. David Ayer is directing the feature, which already boasts actors Jared ...

  12. Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani Among Headliners for Earth Day Rally

    April 18, 2015 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 An all-day Earth Day rally and concert Saturday (April 18) is drawing some big names to the National Mall. Usher , Mary J. Blige , Gwen Stefani , Common and Train are scheduled to perform during the free Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day rally hosted by ...

  13. Celebrities Face Off But Fall Short in Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle': TV Review

    April 03, 2015 9:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 At the beginning of Lip Sync Battle , host LL Cool J tells viewers how simple the show's concept is -- two stars lip-sync two songs, then the audience decides who did it best. It is a simple concept. Perhaps too simple. Unlike other celebrity r ...

  14. Oscars 2015: Common & John Legend's 'Glory' Heading for Post-Win Sales Bump

    February 23, 2015 7:52 PM EST 9.991 k 138 2 Common and John Legend 's "Glory" is basking in the glow of its Academy Award win for best original song on Feb. 22, and is on course for big sales gains in the wake of the Oscars. Oscars 2015: See All Our Coverage Industry fo ...

  15. Oscars 2015: Lady Gaga, Rita Ora & More Share Thoughts, Photos Ahead of Performances

    February 22, 2015 4:08 PM EST 2.671 k 459 71 The 2015 Academy Awards are right around the corner, and several artists performing on Sunday's ceremony are sharing some pre-Oscar thoughts and photos on social media. Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Lady Gaga and Rita Ora posted ...

  16. Maroon 5, Common & John Legend Score High Debuts on Top Twitter Tracks

    January 23, 2015 3:30 PM EST 'Sugar' crashes in atop the list, while Ciara collects her first chart entry. Plus, Katy Perry creates a hit…just not her own. Maroon 5 's "Sugar" rushes to the summit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks , giving the band it ...

  17. Common & John Legend's 'Glory' Wins on MLK's Birthday at Critics' Choice Movie Awards

    January 15, 2015 10:29 PM EST A Hollywood movie couldn't have scripted it any better. On Thursday (Jan. 15) -- on what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 86th birthday -- Common accepted best song at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards for "Glory," ...

  18. 2015 Oscar Nominations Boost Common, John Legend & More on Trending 140 Chart

    January 15, 2015 7:49 PM EST The Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart saw a flurry of activity Thursday (Jan. 15) as the Academy Award nominations were announced. Five songs scored nods for Best Original Song, and the selections lumped together newcomers and industry vetera ...

  19. Common Talks 'Glory,' His 'Selma' Duet With John Legend: 'It's for Dr. King'

    December 05, 2014 7:11 PM EST The rapper also addresses the song's Oscar chances: 'The bigger the platform, the more people the message can reach.' The trailer for the civil rights drama Selma was scored with a hip-hop song by Public Enemy , as a sort of promi ...

  20. Watch: Ariana Grande Performs In Honor of Her Late Grandpa at 'Stand Up to Cancer'

    September 06, 2014 12:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Other perforers included Dave Matthews Band, the Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco and Common. Ariana Grande performed her song “My Everything” in honor of her late grandpa during this year’s Stand Up to Cancer telethon . Ariana Grande Nabs Second N ...

  21. Common & No I.D. Talk 'Resurrection' Anniversary & Making of 'Nobody's Smiling': Exclusive Q&A

    July 29, 2014 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been twenty years since Common 's sophomore LP, Resurrection , shook up the rap industry and gave hip-hop fans the classic ode "I Used to Love H.E.R." The rapper/actor hasn't slowed down since. Last week, via producer a ...

  22. Common Signs to No I.D.’s Artium/Def Jam Label

    June 04, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper and actor Common has signed to longtime friend and collaborator No I.D.’s Artium/Def Jam Recordings label.  “Kingdom,” featuring Vince Staples, is out now, the lead track from his upcoming 10th studio a ...

  23. Common Announces New Album, Debuts 'War' Single

    January 07, 2014 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Common is bringing attention to the violence in his hometown, of Chicago, on his upcoming album, "Nobody Smiling." The rapper told Revolt TV that his 10th studio album, executive produced by No I.D., was inspired by the state of the inner ...

  24. Common, J. Period, 'The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)

    February 01, 2013 10:59 AM EST 1.1 k 111 0 J. Period is back at it again. The DJ/producer will release his forthcoming mixtape "Rage is Back" mixtape on Feb. 12. J. Period and Common join forces for the mixtape's first single, "The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.),& ...

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  26. TMI Episode 6 Part 5 - Common

    TMI Episode 6 Part 5 - Common

    December 22, 2011 11:52 AM EST 0 0 0 TMI Episode 6 Part 5 - Common The Music Insider , TMI , Live , Downtown Julie Brown , Common , Live Videos Common Live Brightcove ...