"Come Close To Me" featuring Mary J. Blige. Produced by
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Vote for Common to win a VMA!
Congrats to Common for his MTV Awards Nomination. His video "Come Close" featuring Mary J Blige is nominated for the MTV2 Choice Award. The big show premieres LIVE on August 28 @ 8 p.m. ET. Don't miss it! Put in your vote HERE now!!!


"For students of hip-hop needing a break from the thugged-out school of hard knocks, Common's Electric Circus is the perfect field trip. By fusing the carefree yet reflective lyricism of Resurrection with the Soulquarian instrumentation of Like Water for Chocolate, Common offers a fluid union of rock, pop and soul with enough of a nod factor to engage the average B-boy."

-The Source

"His new album Electric Circus is just what you'd expect if you've been watching the weathervane in his part of town. It rocks."

-The Fader

"Common is one of the most thoughtful MCs in the game, his collaborations with spiritual siblings such as Mos Def and Erykah Badu sustaining hip-hop's conscious cognoscenti from the Midwest to the Far East."


"The acclaimed Chicago rapper hopes to provide a counterpart to the other more visible forms of hip-hop with his fifth album, Electric Circus, a wide ranging, genre-bending affair that shows how far hip-hop has come from its beat jacking days."

-Tower Pulse

"Common may have found a way to walk to fine line between R&B and hip-hop without losing credibility."


"Over the last decade of expression, Common has become an MC who matters. He is a storyteller, a griot reflecting where we are and divining where we could go. Through his respect for self, through his overstanding of the continued struggle, through laughter, through sensuality, through spirituality, through an uncompromising ever-evolving flow and musical intensity born of Miles Davis himself, Common is continuing the institution of hip-hop."

-One World

Common Answers Your Questions by ashley d
Hip hop is changing, you want him to stay the same? BET.com asked Common questions straight from the fans and other heads like you that wanted to know what's going on in Commons' head. Dip over to BET.com now to check it out..

Common is well known for his live show (think P/Funk meets Jurrasic 5 meets Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Tour Dates:
12/14 Chicago- House of Blues ,
12/15 Detroit - Majestic,
12/16 Philadelphia - Theatre of Living Arts,
12/17 Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club,
12/18-19 New York - SOB's