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As we previously reported  Common announced that he has a new album on the way. The No I.D. produced album is entitled “Nobody’s Smiling”. RELATED: Common Announces…

Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne may be in contention for Best Rap Album at the Grammys, but Dion “No I.D.” Wilson—who produced one of the disc’s bonus cuts, “Primetime”—initially wasn’t too impressed with the blockbuster collaborative LP. “I kinda didn’t agree with the direction that Watch the Throne was going because I felt […]

An old saying is that the entertainment business is more like Chess than Checkers, where you have to think several steps ahead. So who made the biggest power moves in 2011? Check out our list. Oprah Winfrey launches her OWN TV network Known for the cult-like following she established with her insanely popular TV show, […]

On his new track “Sweet,” produced by old mentor No I.D., Common sounds tougher than he has in years. And in the track’s new video, he also looks tough. The rapper went on location to Haiti to film the video, and snarling from a Port-Au-Prince rooftop is a good look. But the video also doubles […]

With his memoirs making headlines Common is letting the fans know that he is still making good music with his latest single, “Blue Sky.” His next album, The Dreamer, The Believer, will be out later this year.  NO ID is bringing his A-game on this album because between this and “Ghetto Dreams” he’s two-for-two on […]

Common ditches the electro-robotic sound on his last album, Universal Mind Control, and returns to the raw street vibe of his earlier works.  This sick beat is produced by none-other than No I.D., who also produced many songs one of my favorite Common albums, One Day It’ll All Make Sense. His upcoming album produced by […]

Today, Detroit rapper Big Sean released his debut album on Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music label. When I listen to Finally Famous, I can’t help but draw comparisons to Drake; both artists are obsessed with fame and women, and their lyrical content reflects that. But unlike Drake’s Thank Me Later, Big Sean’s debut album is markedly […]

Common’s last album, Universal Mind Control, left a lot of long time fans of the Chi-town MC scratching their heads.

14 years after their last recorded project together, 1996’s One Day It’ll All Make Sense, Common tells Sway of MTV News that he plans to work with producer No I.D. again.