New group August Greene composed of the musically brilliant and talented Common, Rober Glasper and Karriem Riggins, enlisted the help of the majestic Brandy to add her richly soothing vocals to their debut single, "Optimistic." The song debuted back in January and with its success has led the trio to cultivate its moving visuals to showcase the track's message. "Optimistic" [More]
Brandy's colorful, layered, exhilarating vocals are in full effect for "Optimistic," the new single from August Greene, a new group made of Golden Globe, GRAMMY, Academy Award-winning activist, actor and artist Common, four-time GRAMMY Award-winning pianist/producer Robert Glasper, and drummer/producer extraordinaire Karriem Riggins. "Optimistic" should sound familiar to many as it's a remake of Sounds Of Blackness' 1991 hit of the same name. [More]
Grammy nominated R&B artist Andra Day teams with rapper Common for the powerful new anthem, "Stand Up For Something." The record, which arrives when more celebrities are using their art to stand up for social injustice...
This morning (Nov. 4), rapper/actor Common performed his new song “Letter to the Free,” live on The TODAY Show to coincide with the release of his eleventh studio album, Black America Again (out today).
Common is prepping his forthcoming album Black America Again, and he's kicking it off with a powerful song/video for the title track featuring Stevie Wonder. Produced by Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper, the song also features Esperanza Spalding on bass, Chuck D and MC Lyte on the adlibs, and scratches by J Rock, all present to make a powerful statement about the recent influx of senseless violence...
Last month, it was announced a plethora of stars such as Mariah Carey, Maxwell, Ciara, Kendrick Lamar, Babyface, Tyrese and more would be heading to New Orleans during 4th of July weekend for the 2016 ESSENCE Festival. Now it’s been confirmed that Puff Daddy and Common have been added to the extensive lineup.
In a business where commercial popularity thrives over actual talent (in most cases), hip-hop emcee Common has always been on the cusp of greatness, especially when it comes to his real-to-life lyrics and stage show.
From Common's upcoming album Nobody's Smiling comes a track called "Real" ft. Roc Nation's Elijah Blake.
âIt never stops, like the Muslims and Christians,â raps common as he does his part to help bring change to his hometown.
Common jumps on Chris Brownâs hit âFine Chinaâ to flip it for an even more Michael Jackson-inspired remix.