Entries in Common (9)

Saturday
Mar182017

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.

Monday
Jan302017

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

Saturday
Sep102016

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!


Wednesday
Feb102016

DJ Jazzy Jeff Doing It For Dilla!

 It's been ten years since we lost the legend J Dilla. Few artists are missed as much as Jay Dee, but his music stays as vibrant and alive as ever.

In this mix, another legend, DJ Jazzy Jeff plays a live set of almost 2 hours of Dilla related classics. Slum Village, The Roots, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde and so many more. Your head won't stop nodding.

Artwork by Andrew Mitchell

Friday
Nov142014

3 extra dope tracks from Common's "Like Water For Chocolate" LP

Common's often overlooked but super dope and mostly Dilla/Questlove produced 2000 album "Like Water For Chocolate", is full of amazing tracks.  We have the whole album on heavy rotation today, but here are three of our favorite tunes right here.