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As I'm writing this, the Oscar nominees are coming out and hitting the newswire, and the big story seems to be Selma getting shut out from many of the major categories. But this is a music site, so…   Read Story »
John Legend and Common won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song tonight for their song "Glory," which appeared in the movie Selma. They beat out a field that included Lorde, Lana Del Rey,…   Read Story »
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Common? Rapper? Actor? Grammy Award winner? Furniture connoisseur? If you guessed all of the above, you technically wouldn't be wrong!…   Read Story »
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for next year's Golden Globe awards this morning, and the nominees, especially in the musical categories, include a few people who…   Read Story »
The Oscars take place in about four months, so of course speculation as to who is going to get nominated and eventually take home the big prize has already begun. Early predictions for Best Original…   Read Story »
The young Chicago hardass Lil Herb got two generations of his hometown's rap eminences to guest on the remix to "Fight Or Flight," a standout track from his great Welcome To Fazoland video. In the…   Read Story »
Last night, BET held its annual Hip-Hop Awards show, broadcasting from Atlanta with Snoop Dogg hosting. As usual, the big news items weren't the actual awards -- nobody really cares who won what --…   Read Story »
UPDATE: Here's the full set. Over the weekend, Chicago rap icon Common headlined AAHH! Fest, a rap festival in his hometown. Or anyway, Common was billed as the headliner. Things didn't really…   Read Story »
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé's show-stopping finale, Charli XCX's killer run through "Boom Clap" on the pre-show, and Sam Smith's impressive take on "Stay…   Read Story »
After being quiet for a long time following 2011's The Dreamer/The Believer, Chicago rapper Common has been making some rumblings in the past few months in preparation for his new album Nobody…   Read Story »