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“Love Is...”
Artist: Common
Producer: J Dilla
Release Year: 2005
Song Sampled: “God Is Love”
Sample Release Year: 1970
Sample Effect: J Dilla and Common use a lesser-known message song from Marvin for their own message song about the importance of love and faith. This definitely works in a subtler fashion than using something more famous like “What’s Going On?”
Why The Song Is Dope: Common is at the peak of his powers on this track, blending socially conscious rap with smooth soul samples for an ambience that perfectly fits the tone of his progressive lyrics. —MC

“Love Is...”

Artist: Common
Producer: J Dilla
Release Year: 2005
Song Sampled: “God Is Love”
Sample Release Year: 1970
Sample Effect: J Dilla and Common use a lesser-known message song from Marvin for their own message song about the importance of love and faith. This definitely works in a subtler fashion than using something more famous like “What’s Going On?”
Why The Song Is Dope: Common is at the peak of his powers on this track, blending socially conscious rap with smooth soul samples for an ambience that perfectly fits the tone of his progressive lyrics. —MC

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Common Writes Tribute Letter In Honor Of Maya Angelou

Last week, Maya Angelou's death rocked the world. The exemplary author influenced a lot of poets, leaders, and also artists, especially in the form of Common...

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"The Dreamer"

Artist: Common featuring Maya Angelou
Lyric: "Once you find your shoulders dropping/And your speech gets slow and hazy/You better change your way of being/Before you found your brain got lazy/You can build a better future when you join the winning team/If you desire a bright tomorrow, you must build a brighter dream" —Maya Angelou

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8 Rappers Trying To Save Chicago

The violence that's happening in Chicago is well documented. There have been countless documentaries, music releases and reports of what's going in the area, but some hip-hop artists are thinking bigger by fighting back and campaigning against the violence...

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Dreezy Featuring Common And Ross Augusta “No Good”

Chicago's own Dreezy is quickly rising as a fresh-faced talent after her release of Schizo caught people's attention. For her first high-profile single, Dreezy grabs veteran Common and R&B crooner Ross Augusta for "No Good," which has a lot of potential to be a big hit...

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This morning, the world learned of the sad news of the passing of the great Dr. Maya Angelou, a legendary author and poet who was easily one of the best and brightest voices of her generation. As influential as she was lauded, Angelou won countless awards throughout her career, and stood tall as a voice for women and the African-American community. With such a wide reach, it's no surprise that her name has popped up in its fair share of hip-hop lyrics, particularly among the Common's, Wale's and Lupe Fiasco's of the rap world—those who strive to make a change through their art, much like Angelou did through hers. XXL compiled 15 hip-hop songs that reference Angelou. RIP to one of the all-time greats.
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15 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop Maya Angelou

Diddy & Nicki Minaj
What a Memorial Day Weekend for hip-hop! Besides the the insane parties hosted by Diddy and Nicki Minaj in Vegas, and the club performances by Meek Mill and French Montana at club Mansion in Miami, the talk of the weekend was the Mayweather/TI fight and the big wedding between Kanye and Kim. With that being said, rappers and celebrities of all sort, wore some of their most expensive and fashionable wardrobe pieces. From the classic all white everything look to high end dresses and tuxedos, we saw it all this weekend. With so many different looks and styles from rappers this memorial Day Weekend, we selected the 12 most stylish looks from the long weekend.
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The 12 Most Stylish Rappers From The 2014 Memorial Day Weekend

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Today In Hip-Hop: Common Releases ‘Be’

On this day, May 23rd, in hip-hop history...

2005: Thirteen years and five albums immersed into his professional maturation as a deeply respected lyricist, the culmination of Common's proficiency as an inspired narrator of the intricacies of everyday life was successfully presented in spectacular fashion on what would be his sixth and most significant studio album to date, Be...

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Common Hangs Out WIth Lil Herb, King Louie And More While Shooting The Cover Art For His Album

Common is definitely putting on for his city. For the cover of his new album Nobody’s Smiling, the Chicago rapper headed back home and enlisted help from some of the city’s up and coming talent for the shoot...

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