Common Will Produce a Sitcom Focused on Struggling ’90s Rapper

Nicki Minaj's ABC Family sitcom has been postponed, and Heems's TV show Eat Pray Thug didn't make it to air. And yet, Common isn't dismayed: Deadline reports that he's teaming…
Brian Josephs / October 20, 2016

Common Grabs Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, and Chuck D for “Black America Again”

Common has never been shy about going political with his lyrics, and today has released "Black America Again," a new song that features Stevie Wonder on keys…
Brian Josephs / September 23, 2016

TIDAL Announces Charity Concert Featuring Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Blood Orange, and More

On October 15, TIDAL will bring the stars out once again at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the TIDAL X: 1015 concert. This year's iteration will…
Brian Josephs / September 21, 2016

N.W.A Reunite for Coachella, Ice Cube Brings Out Snoop Dogg and Common

The last time N.W.A reunited, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella performed at the BET Experience in Los Angeles last year (with one caveat:…
Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2016

New BFFs Ice Cube and Common Perform Together on ‘The Tonight Show’

After a storied beef that lasted years, rappers Ice Cube and Common have buried the hatchet and are co-starring in the film Barbershop: The Next…
Dan Weiss / April 12, 2016

Ice Cube and Common Mend Their Differences on Super-Sincere ‘Real People’

Ice Cube and Common have carved up their well-aged rap beef and set down a new joint track, "Real People." It comes via the soundtrack to…
Anna Gaca / March 24, 2016

The Ten Things About the 2016 Grammys That Are Gonna Piss Everyone Off

If righteous indignation isn't the reflexive reaction for most folks when watching the Grammys, it's probably at least their preferred mode of viewership. Because really,…
Andrew Unterberger / February 12, 2016

Common Joins the Cast of DC Comics’ ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie

Common, fresh off of his Oscar-winning contribution to the Glory soundtrack, is headed to the big screen again to play a spandex-wearing supervillain. The rapper…
James Grebey / April 23, 2015

Common and John Legend Win Best Original Song Oscar for ‘Glory’

The awards keep rolling in for John Legend and Common. After earning a Golden Globe for "Glory," the two have officially won a Best Original…
Rachel Brodsky / February 23, 2015

Win Butler and Common to Compete in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Win Butler has proved that he's a talented singer and guitarist, but what are his free-throw skills like? We'll soon know the answer to that…
James Grebey / February 5, 2015

Oscars 2015 Best Original Song Nominees: John Legend and Common, Diane Warren, and More

This morning, the nominees for the 87th Academy Awards were announced. John Legend and Common are leading the the Best Original Song trophy, thanks to "Glory,"
SPIN Staff / January 15, 2015

Common and John Legend Win Best Original Song Golden Globe for ‘Glory’

With a combined 11 Grammy Awards already to their credit, Common and John Legend now have to clear room on their mantles for a Golden…
Andrew Unterberger / January 12, 2015

Common Brought Out Michael Brown’s Parents at the BET Hip Hop Awards

Common brought Michael Brown's parents, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, on stage last night for a powerful moment of silence following the rapper's tribute performance…
James Grebey / October 15, 2014

Kanye West Surprised Common’s AAHH! Fest With a 16-Song Greatest Hits Set

Though he's always showing up in places you wouldn't expect him to be, there's still really no bigger "special surprise guest" you can have on…
Colin Joyce / September 22, 2014

There Is a ‘Game of Thrones’ Rap Mixtape and Big Boi Is on It

HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has fans in acts like CHVRCHES, the National, and the Hold Steady, each of whom have covered or…
Dan Reilly / March 5, 2014
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