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Status Ain't Hood

Common’s August Greene Project Is A Blissful Middle-Aged Jazz-Rap Jam Session

If you wanted to argue that Common was a corny motherfucker -- an argument that you could make without stretching any bounds of credulity --…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2018 - 11:20 am

The Week In Pop

The Oscars And Pop Music Have Fallen Out Of Touch

Movie music is pop music. Maybe the cinema and the stereo aren't connected like they used to be, but two months into 2018, blockbuster soundtracks…
Chris DeVille | March 1, 2018 - 3:23 pm

2017 In Review

27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out

It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of new releases in stores in a given week, and even more daunting to stay on top of…
Annie Zaleski | December 15, 2017 - 12:52 pm

More Common stories

Dozens Of Musicians Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King’s Death In “The Dream Still Lives” Video

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. To honor his memory and his work, which is still as relevant as…
Peter Helman | April 4, 2018 - 9:06 pm

March For Our Lives: Ariana Grande Sings In DC, Paul McCartney Remembers John Lennon In NYC

Thousands of gun violence protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. today for the March For Our Lives' Rally. The brave survivors of last…
Julia Gray | March 24, 2018 - 3:11 pm

Stream Common, Karriem Riggins, & Robert Glasper’s Debut August Greene Album

Last night, Common was at the Oscars, where he theatrically rapped his Best Original Song nominee "Stand Up For Something," and where he also appeared,…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2018 - 9:37 am

Watch Sufjan Stevens & St. Vincent Perform At The 2018 Oscars

Say what you will about the bloated pomp of the Oscars, but if they get Sufjan Stevens to perform with St. Vincent, Moses Sumney, and…
Peter Helman | March 4, 2018 - 9:57 pm

Watch August Greene Play Unreleased Songs At Tiny Desk Concert

Next month, we'll finally get to hear the self-titled debut from August Greene, the new supergroup trio that features Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins.
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2018 - 1:33 pm

Watch Win Butler, Justin Bieber, & Quavo Play In The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

The combined power of Quavo and Win Butler led Team Clippers to victory at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game last night, triumphing over Justin Bieber's…
Peter Helman | February 17, 2018 - 12:02 pm

August Greene – “Black Kennedy”

August Greene is the new supergroup trio of rapper Common, pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer Karriem Riggins, all of whom have spent time at the…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2018 - 1:42 pm

August Greene – “Optimistic” (Feat. Brandy) Video

There's an intriguing new pan-genre supergroup out there in the world. August Greene is the trio of rapper Common, pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer Karriem…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2018 - 11:18 am

August Greene – “Optimistic” (Feat. Brandy)

Renowned hip-hop artist and actor Common, drummer Karriem Riggins, and pianist Robert Glasper are set to release their first album under the moniker August Greene…
Julia Gray | January 18, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Chance The Rapper & Jeremih Releasing Expanded Merry Christmas Lil Mama With Common & Lena Waithe

Chance The Rapper and Jeremih blessed us last Christmas season with a surprise collaborative mixtape called Merry Christmas Lil Mama. Today the Chicago stars announced…
Chris DeVille | December 15, 2017 - 5:06 pm

The Week In Pop

Can Sam Smith Put Up Adele Numbers This Holiday Season?

Ever since he made the leap from golden-throated Disclosure associate to sulking adult-contemporary torch singer extraordinaire, Sam Smith has caught the same comparison over and…
Chris DeVille | November 2, 2017 - 5:04 pm

Common Becomes The First Rapper To Win An Emmy, Grammy, And Oscar

This past weekend, Common accomplished an unprecedented feat when he notched an Emmy for his socially conscious track "Letter to the Free." After clinching his…
Carl Lamarre / Billboard | September 13, 2017 - 11:50 am
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