Entries in Common (11)


August Greene (Robert Glasper x Common x Karriem Riggins) - Optimistic (feat. Brandy)

 Wow. What a team, what a tune. We could barely believe our ears when we heard this one.  Common, Karriem Riggins, Robert Glasper and Brandy! This production is exception, the vocals are out of this world, and the raps are absolutely razor sharp.

This is an absolute instant classic, we are gonna love this forever.


August Greene (Common x Karriem Riggins x Robert Glasper) - Black Kennedy

We have been graced with a brand new supreme team, the magnificent trio by the name of August Greene. Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper have joined forces, and if the first track Black Kennedy is any indicator, it's going to be an instant classic that could change music for the better. Listen here:

August Greene will be available to stream and for digital purchase on Amazon Music starting March 9.


Dilla & Common

Dilla and Common were friends and roommates for a while, and made some absolutely legendary classic music together. Here are a few of our favorites.


5 Essential Large Professor Productions We Will Love Forever


We have always been huge fans of Queens super hip hop head Large Professor. He's contributed a gigantic amount to the culture as a producer, MC and DJ and has undoubtedly helped create some of your favorite music. If you want to learn a ton more about this fascinating man, listen to him as a guest on Ali Shaheed Muhammad's 'Microphone Check' podcast on NPR.

5. Organized Konfusion 'Stress' (Extra P Remix)

4. Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell

3. Main Source - Live At The BBQ w. Nas, Joe Fatal, Akinyele

2. Common - Resurrection (Extra P Remix)

1. Nas - You're The Man


illustration by @itsbigmitch


COMMON 'Lovestar' (Produced by Karriem Riggins)

 This is pure magic.

Common just dropped this track 'Lovestar' - with production from the one and only Detroit super producer and musician Karriem Riggins. It's reminiscent of one of our favorite Common records 'Electric Circus' which had some iconic, life changing production and collaboration with another Detroit legend - J Dilla.

Hey Common, keep working with these Detroit dudes, this shit is amazing!