Video: Common Defines “Artistry”

September 3, 2009

One of hip hop’s finest MC’s, Common, speaks on the definition of artistry, in terms of music, photography, visual arts, etc. Check out the clip below.

Common, co-curator with The Roots of the 2009 Hennessy Artistry Series, defines artistry in music and other arts, and reveals a secret about where he might come from. Series dates: Chicago 9/12; Atlanta 9/19; Houston 10/3; New York 10/7. More at Hennessy Artistry.

Common > most of your favorite rappers. Truth.

Oh and by the way, I will be at that show in Chicago. Shouts to my homey Brent from ICED Media.


Kid Cudi – Embrace the Martian Live in L.A.

July 29, 2009

Live at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on The Great Hangover tour, Kid Cudi performs Embrace the Martian to a more than live crowd. Even though I have watched a plethora of Cudi performances from this tour, I have yet to be amazed. In the video below you get a great set as Kid Cudi performs one of my favorite joints by him.

Oh and just as a side, Common will be narrating Cudi’s album. Dope.

Oh and be sure to check out Cudi in his Spin Magazine review, Breaking Out: Kid Cudi.


Kid Cudi x Kanye West x Common – Make Her Say Video

July 21, 2009

As hinted at yesterday, Cudi’s Make Her Say video featuring Kanye West and Common would be absolutely bonkers. Well, as promised, here it is. Quite honestly, I love the artistic imagery of this video, plus the song is absolutely amazing. G.O.O.D. Music is on the house. Check it out below

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Make Her Say Video Preview

July 17, 2009

Below, you can check out a video preview of Kid Cudi’s Make Her Say, featuring Kanye West and Common. Check out the video preview below.

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Just as a side, the full video is coming Monday.


The Jonas Brothers x Common

June 13, 2009

A collaboration between The Jonas Brothers and one of hip hop’s elitists, Common, has come to the front. A collab with The Jonas Brothers and Chicago’s emcee Common? Yes, you heard it right. Well, do note that I am only posting this because I love Common, respect his music, and support his movements in the music industry, but the Jonas Brothers, ha. Check it out below.

Common

The Jonas Brothers x Common – “Don’t Charge Me For the Crime”

Hm, it must be nice to be young and rich.


Make A Decision

May 10, 2009

Eesh, here is a brand new track, Decisions, from Busta Rhymes, featuring Mary J. Blige, John Legend, and Common. I have to say that this track is just super laid back, but nonetheless, amazing. If you do not trust that, just check out the line up. Busta Rhymes is dope, Mary J. Blige is the queen of R&B and soul, John Legend has such a smooth voice and style of singing, and Common is by far one of the best rappers of all time, period. I encourage you to broaden your music horizons and check out this track because it truly is dope. Owww.

Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes x Mary J. Blige x John Legend x Common – “Decisions”


GOOD Music

April 26, 2009

Brand new song from the GOOD Music family. This is, to me, an instant hit. Kanye West with Malik Yusef, Common, and John Legend. Magic Man is one of those songs that will be on repeat until it becomes old, ha. Nonetheless, these four musicians are lyrical masterminds and offer so much to music. I encourage you download the track.

Kanye West feat. Malik Yusef, Common, & John Legend

Kanye West feat. Malik Yusef, Common, & John Legend “Magic Man”