To Me" featuring Mary J. Blige. Produced by
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
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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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)
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