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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 BeyoncĂ©'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 »
HBO's Game Of Thrones takes on an unlikely hip-hop edge with a mixtape that will feature tracks by Big Boi, Common, and Wale. The mixtape, fittingly titled Catch The Throne, will be released in honor…   Read Story »
Last month, we learned that Common had once again teamed up with No I.D., the producer behind his classic 1994 album Resurrection, for a new full-length called Nobody Smiling. They've already shared…   Read Story »
Almost 20 years ago, Common (then Common Sense) released Resurrection, the classic sophomore album that he recorded with the great Chicago producer No I.D. Right now, Common is again linking up with…   Read Story »
A late entry to our 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011 list was the developing issue between Common and Drake, which may or may not have been based on general jealousy surrounding Serena Williams, of all…   Read Story »