Posts tagged Common
[News] Kanye West's 'Cruel Winter' is "more of a rumor", Solo Album Likely

Ever since G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer was released last summer, there have been rumors of a seasonal pairing to the album titled Cruel Winter. G.O.O.D. Music artists have mentioned it, there were even teases of an accompanying documentary, but it seems all that was for nothing and Kanye West has moved past the idea. When asked by Vulture about the project, Common stated, "I don't think that's happening. It was more of a rumor — cats been creating, but everybody's been doing their solo album. So that's what that is."

Since Common is so sure that Cruel Winter isn't happening, it would make sense that Kanye is working on something else, right? Fake Shore Drive, a rap blog based in Chicago, hints at this, saying, "All I know is that there’s a gaggle of G.O.O.D. people in Paris right now working on something, and that something is likely Kanye’s album." If this is true, we may even see a new Kanye West solo album later this year.

[Listen] Cocaine 80's - "Queen To Be" x "Take My Keys" x "This Can't Be A Crime"

Happy Sunday! Even though most of have to start the daily grind once again tomorrow (sorry), at least we can head into the week with some good tunes starting with new music from James Fauntleroy & No I.D.'s Cocaine 80's. It appears that the duo (trio when Common is involved) is setting up to release another EP titled ErXPRESS OG. The group have released 3 new tracks from the EP, "Queen To Be", "Take My Keys" and "This Can't Be A Crime" in which you can check out below and pick up the first 2 in exchange for a tweet at the band's website. If you haven't been up on the group make sure you check out their first 2 EP's The Pursuit and Ghost Lady also available for free at their website. And remember kids, say yes to new Cocaine 80s.

[Watch] Common - "Celebrate" Live on Fallon

Common has been working hard since the release of his latest effort The Dreamer/The Believer. He kept  up his grind with a visit to the studio of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to bring a performance of "Celebrate" which we also saw the official visuals for not too long ago. Peep the performance at the top featuring of course the help of The Roots via Mr World Premiere.

 The Dreamer/The Believer is available everywhere now.

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[Watch] Common - "Raw (How You Like It)"

Common drops the visuals for his The Dreamer/The Believer featuring track "Raw (How You Like It)". Common describes a couple of easy on the eye ladies that caught his attention in a bar. The story unfolds as he tries to woo them into his arms with a few hiccups along the way. Pretty cool looking video considering it wasn't that long ago since we saw his video for "Celebrate"!

If you've not copped The Dreamer/The Believer yet I'd highly recommend it. A stellar effort from common and all killer, no filler. FYI: Don't ask Common if he's Hollywood. You might regret it.

[Watch] Common - "Celebrate" (Official Video)

Peep the visuals for Common's track "Celebrate" via Vibe magazine and it shows him, well, celebrating. Living the high life partying it up with a room full of friends. Common's new album The Dreamer/The Believer is out now and it's definitely worth and hour of your time. If you've missed some previews that we've thrown up in the past month jump over here to have a little preview.

[Listen] Common - 'The Dreamer, The Believer' (Full Album Stream)

Well, it was only a matter of time until this happened wasn't it!? With all the previews we've had in the previous weeks we can finally wrap our ears around the brand new Common album, The Dreamer, The Believer. Just yesterday we got to listen to two new tracks from this so let's stop messing around and give the whole thing a listen. Peep the tracklisting after the jump.

The Dreamer, The Believer officially drops next week on the 20th of December via Warner.

The Dreamer, The Believer Tracklist:
01. The Dreamer (feat. Maya Angelou)
02. Ghetto Dreams (feat. Nas)
03. Blue Sky
04. So Sweet
05. Gold
06. Lovin’ I Lost
07. Raw (How You Like It)
08. Cloth
09. Celebrate
10. Windows
11. The Believer (feat. John Legend)
12. Pops Belief

[Listen] Two More Tracks From Common's New LP, 'The Dreamer / The Believer'
With less than a week until his new release The Dreamer/The Believer, Common has let loose two more tracks from his No I.D. produced album. First up is "Raw (How You Like It)" and then after you've digested that, wolf down "The Dreamer" which features Maya Angelou. Prior to this we've got to hear the John Legend featuring "The Believer" as well as two other sweet sounding track titled "Celebrate" and "Sweet". If you missed any of them, treat your ears to a pre-album release listen over here. Hat tip to Hip-Hop-N-More / Hypetrak for the stream(s).
You can now pre-order The Dreamer/The Believer over on iTunes prior to it dropping next week.
"Raw (How You Like It)"

"The Dreamer"

[Listen] Common - "The Believer" Feat. John Legend

We've had two samples of Common's new No I.D. produced album The Dreamer, The Believer which is now scheduled to drop just in time for Christmas on December 20th. Today comes the John Legend featuring track "The Believer". Check it out at the top and jump if you missed "Celebrate" and "Sweet" they're available for you over here.

Common - "The Believer" ft. John Legend by ThinkCommon