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Kingdom (feat. Vince Staples)

Veteran Chi-town emcee, Common, takes a break from acting to deliver some new music of the street gospel variety on “Kingdom”. After … Continue reading »

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[Hip-Hop] Common – Congratulations (Feat. Cocaine 80s) (Prod. No I.D.)


Common and No I.D. decided to bless us with a brand new collaboration this lovely Saturday evening. With it’s mellow and loungy vibes, the song is meant to depict the events of a wedding day from the best man’s perspective. Despite its celebratory start, the song takes a slightly darker turn as Common contemplates intervening during the ceremony. The song features Common at his best. He’s casual, yet still charming and captivating. It’s one of those songs where you can get wrapped up in the lyrics, but still easily vibe to it even if you’re not paying attention. Lookout for more chill tunes from Common and the Cocaine 80s collective as the year progresses.

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Jhene Aiko
Everything Must Go

Soulful songstress Jhene Aiko celebrates her 25th birthday and two year anniversary of her mixtape Sailing Soul(s) by treating her fans to a new leak … Continue reading »

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[Chill] Cocaine 80s – Fly Ass Pisces ft Common, Jhene Aiko & James Fauntleroy

There is a certain calm that group Cocaine 80s‘ music brings when you hit the play button. It could be the dope No I.D. production or just the smooth vibe the group brings to a track but their latest single is another dose of that sick laid-back sound that has become signature. Collaborating with the newly signed Def Jam vocalist Jhene Aiko and Chitown vet Common, the blending of soothing vocals and hard drums makes this track from their upcoming effort a great listen. Be sure to check it out below and pick up their latest ARTium Recordings 7 track EP Flower of Life, available for free download here.

’Cocaine 80s (w/ Jhene Aiko x Common x James Fauntleroy) – Fly Ass Pisces’
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[Hip-Hop] Big Sean – Guap (Prod. Key Wane & Young Chop) & She (feat. Common) (Prod. No I.D.)

After the recent announcement of his sophomore album, Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player, Big Sean decided to commemorate the declaration by dropping the album’s first single. With a tropical-trill vibe resonating throughout, Big Sean flaunts his newfound wealth and explains how he plans to spend it all, presumably while on fancy island resorts in Hawaii. Sean decides to take some time to recognize his haters on the track as well, dedicating the song’s chorus to all of his enemies and ex-girls. All and all, “Guap” is a pretty good party track and should help provide some warmth in the cold months to come.

On the other side of the coin, we have what may be another leak from Big Sean’s new album in “She” featuring former G.O.O.D. music associate Common, crafted by super-producer, No I.D, the mastermind behind the instrumentals for much of his debut. On this track, Sean enters some unfamiliar territory discussing the subject of fathering an illegitimate child. “She” is a bit more serious than what you’d normally expect from the young Detroit legend, but it’s a refreshing change of pace and step towards maturity as a musician for the young Big Sean.

Enjoy some quality hip-hop below and look out for his albumwhich will hit stores December 18th. With these strong releases, Big Sean’s second album might be shaping up to be something real special.

’Big Sean – Guap (Prod. Key Wane & Young Chop)’

’Big Sean – She Feat. Common (Prod. No I.D.)’
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[Hip-Hop] Common – No Sell Out (Prod. No I.D.)

If you’ve been following Common‘s rap career since its very inception, you would probably agree that it’s pretty easy for him to claim that he’s no sell-out (although his acting career might provide some room for argument there). All kidding aside, this previously unreleased collaboration between Common and his right hand-man No I.D. is truly a gem.  This reportedly didn’t make it onto 2011’s excellent, The Dreamer/The Believer album, leaving us wondering what other great tracks got left on the cutting room floor.  Maybe we’ll get those on a mixtape someday, but one can only hope.  Until then, keep this on repeat and ponder about what other classics this duo may have produced together.

’Common – No Sell Out (Prod. No I.D.)’
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Nas – Loco-Motive feat. Large Professor (Produced by No I.D.)

As soon as the beat drops you have to ask yourself if this is 1994 again? Damnit it’s not Illamtic, but the song screams 1990’s hip hop. Void of the electro vibes that’s become a main stay in today’s rap, Loco-Motive is a nostalgic track and plays intentionally so. It only make’s sense with Large Proffessor helping produce this track, the same producer who helped Nas on Illmatic. If Nas’s up coming album Life is Good stays true to this formula then expect it to be mentioned as one of best rap albums this year.

Motive feat. Large Professor (Produced by No I.D.)’
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