Common – Tim Westwood Freestyle (2005) [Audio]

Common goin in off the dome with a legendary freestyle back in 2005 on Westwood’s Radio 1 Rap Show. Press play below.

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Amerigo Gazaway x Common x Stevie Wonder – Sugar By The Pound [Video]

With our latest Soul Mates Project release, fittingly titled “A Common Wonder“, Amerigo Gazaway brings to life an imagined studio session between Chicago’s crowned prince of Hip-Hop, Common, and Motown legend, Stevie Wonder. A return to the Soul meets Hip-Hop formula of his Marvin Gaye + Mos Def pairing “Yasiin Gaye”, Gazaway connects the dots between Hip-Hop and the genre’s predecessor with a musical history lesson told through the intersecting themes of Common and Stevie’s respective catalogues. As Gazaway put it: “Stevie Wonder’s early use of synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers, in a lot of ways, paved the way for hip-hop and sampling. Part of my motivation for this project was to highlight those contributions.” Picking up where Common and Stevie’s 2016 “Black America Again”, single left off, Amerigo brings his imagined recording session to life with a slew of uncovered resources (including multitrack instrument stems, interview audio, and documentary soundbites.) Re-orchestrating deconstructed samples, the producer interweaves Common’s vivid wordplay and Wonder’s passionate vocals for a project that blurs the line between a “mashup” and a modern day duets album.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 09.08.17

Da Wednesday Underground Flava – Underground & Old School Tunes Non-Stop Host: DJ P.R. Today’s show includes new heatrocks from the likes of Sean Price, ASAP Twelvyy, Skyzoo, The Doppelgangaz, Bugus, R-Mean and many more. Press play and enjoy! Record Of The Day: ASAP Twelvyy – L.Y.B.B. (Resolution) Playlist Sean Price feat. Smif-N-Wessun, Rock, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck & Foul Monday – Clans & Cliks Method Man – The Motto ASAP Twelvyy – Castle Hell ASAP Twelvyy – Strapped Mobb Deep – Try My Hand Sean Price feat. Prodigy & Styles P – The 3 Lyrical Ps **Record Of The Day** ASAP Twelvyy – L.Y.B.B. (Resolution) Skyzoo – Finesse Everything The Doppelgangaz – Rapamycin Kendrick Lamar – DUCKWORTH. R-Mean – Top Of The World Bugus – Don’t Hit My Phone Amerigo Gazaway x Common x Stevie Wonder – The Sixth Superstition Wu-Tang Clan – Don’t Stop Jay-Z – Moonlight Jay-Z feat. James Blake – MaNyfaCedGod Dizzy Wright, Euroz, Demrick & Reezy – The Intermission Stallone & Weathers – The First Line Download here (right click and save as…)

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Amerigo Gazaway x Common x Stevie Wonder – A Common Wonder [Mixtape]

With our latest Soul Mates Project release, fittingly titled “A Common Wonder,” Amerigo Gazaway brings to life an imagined studio session between Chicago’s crowned prince of Hip-Hop, Common, and Motown legend, Steve Wonder. A return to the Soul meets Hip-Hop formula of his Marvin Gaye + Mos Def pairing “Yasiin Gaye,” Gazaway connects the dots between Hip-Hop and the genre’s predecessor with a musical history lesson told through the intersecting themes of Common and Stevie’s respective catalogues. As Gazaway put it: “Stevie Wonder’s early use of synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers, in a lot of ways, paved the way for hip-hop and sampling. Part of my motivation for this project was to highlight those contributions” Picking up where Common and Stevie’s 2016 “Black America Again,” single left off, Amerigo brings his imagined recording session to life with a slew of uncovered resources (including multitrack instrument stems, interview audio, and documentary soundbites.) Re-orchestrating deconstructed samples, the producer interweaves Common’s vivid wordplay and Wonder’s passionate vocals for a project that blurs the line between a “mashup” and a modern day duets album. A Common Wonder by Amerigo Gazaway

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Amerigo Gazaway x Common x Stevie Wonder – The Sixth Superstition [Audio x Download]

With our latest Soul Mates Project release, fittingly titled “A Common Wonder”, Amerigo Gazaway brings to life an imagined studio session between Chicago’s crowned prince of Hip-Hop, Common, and Motown legend, Steve Wonder. A return to the Soul meets Hip-Hop formula of his Marvin Gaye + Mos Def pairing “Yasiin Gaye,” Gazaway connects the dots between Hip-Hop and the genre’s predecessor with a musical history lesson told through the intersecting themes of Common and Stevie’s respective catalogues. As Gazaway put it: “Stevie Wonder’s early use of synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers, in a lot of ways, paved the way for hip-hop and sampling. Part of my motivation for this project was to highlight those contributions” Picking up where Common and Stevie’s 2016 “Black America Again”, single left off, Amerigo brings his imagined recording session to life with a slew of uncovered resources (including multitrack instrument stems, interview audio, and documentary soundbites.) Re-orchestrating deconstructed samples, the producer interweaves Common’s vivid wordplay and Wonder’s passionate vocals for a project that blurs the line between a “mashup” and a modern day duets album. A Common Wonder – The Sixth Superstition by Amerigo Gazaway Check out the #CommonWonder teaser video below, and lookout for

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Discover Classic Samples On Common’s “Be” [Video]

VinRican showcases classic samples used on Common’s “Be”.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 19.04.17

Da Wednesday Underground Flava – Underground & Old School Tunes Non-Stop Host: DJ P.R. Heavy hit after heavy hit! Press play or hit the download button and enjoy. Record Of The Day: Da Villins & DJ Skizz – Cold World Playlist Raekwon feat. P.U.R.E. – M&N Roc Marciano – History Talib Kweli & Styles P feat. Little Vic & Common – Teleprompters Joey Bada$$ feat. ScHoolboy Q – Rockabye Baby Kendrick Lamar feat. U2 – XXX. **Record Of The Day** Da Villins & DJ Skizz – Cold World The Council feat. J Militia – Promised Land Nick Grant – Luxury Vintage Rap Asher Roth feat. The Cool Kids – Wu Financial **DJ CanNikZ’s “Dope Trax Str8 From Wax Issue 01 + 02” Mix** DJ Krush – The Lost Voices Neutrino – Quest umod – Puffin Dance Perquisite – Floating Downstream (feat. David Kweksilber) Emancipator – Merlion DJ Eli & Shan Boogs – Lay puzzled Damu The Fudgemunk – Wingz (Remix Instrumental) Klaus Layer – Immer Noch Hungrig (Still hungry) Domecrackers feat. Joc Max, Grap Luva & DJ Spinna – Take A Look ScienZe feat. Sene, Blu & Britain Parker – Happiness Is Brous One – Senorita Pete Flux & Parental

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Robert Glasper feat. Lianne La Havas & Common – The Cross [Audio]

“The Cross” was written by Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins and Common for the film “Burning Sands”, available on Netflix now. Listen below.

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Common – Stand In The Way Of Darkness (Spoken Word Poem) [Video]

Award-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common has joined us in the fight against preventable blindness. 61 million Americans (more than the populations of California and Florida combined) are at risk of severe vision loss. Yet only half visited an eye doctor in the past year.

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Gilles Peterson – Clyde Stubblefield Tribute Mix [Audio]

Clyde Stubblefield played drums for James Brown for 6 years but his legacy has lasted a lot longer than that. His rhythms have been extensively sampled and particularly his ‘Funky Drummer’ break helped lay the foundations of Hip Hop, and later jungle and a whole world of electronic music. RIP Clyde Stubblefield April 18, 1943 – February 18, 2017 Press play below. Peep the the tracklist after the jump.

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Wheel Of Freestyle w/ Common [Video]

Common and Tariq from The Roots take turns receiving three random words they’ve never seen before and working them into a freestyle rap.

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