Legendary Chicago emcee Common links up with Detroit star Big Sean on his No I.D.-produced track “Diamonds.” “I wrote this on my born day, it was a warm day/ N*ggas gotta eat, we gon’ do it gourmet/I’m hearing f*ckin’ voices, like when porn play/ Stay, stay on your grind like foreplay/What more can I say? Diamonds are […]

As a part of the BET experience, Future brought his Honest tour to L.A. last night and he even gave the crowd an added bonus – the Young Money experience. The “Move That Dope” hit-maker brought out Lil Wayne to help him out for his popular songs “Karate Chop” and “Love Me,” and the crowd definitely went wild. [Rap-Up] […]

L.A.-based singer/songwriter Destani Wolf has released a new single entitled “Nothing But The Best” featuring Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, in anticipation of her forthcoming EP Peek Away. Put a little soul in your morning with this ’70s funk-tinged shot of Latin jazziness. Listen to the track above. [SoundCloud] Common has released a Hype Williams-directed music video for his […]

Common has been in the rap game for more than 20 years. And he has no plans on stopping anytime soon. The Chicago rapper just announced that he’s signed to the legendary Def Jam Records. Common also revealed that he has a new album dropping this summer: it’s called Nobody Smiling, and will be executive produced by […]

Common hinted that  he would be dropping a brand new track soon, but it was much sooner than we expected! The 42-year-old rapper released “Kingdom” to kickstart the weekend right, a track produced by No I.D. that features Vince Staples. It’s the first song we’ve heard off of his upcoming album Nobody Smiling. But that’s not all. Visuals – directed by […]

“You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise” – Maya Angelou  She was remarkable, exceptional, unbelievably humble, and wise beyond measure. Today, the world lost a phenomenal woman, Dr. Maya Angelou, who not only impacted the African-American community […]

R&B crooner Anthony Lewis stopped by The Queen Latifah Show this week to perform his remake of Soul for Real’s 1994 classic, “Candy Rain.” He even showed off some of his dancing skills. Check it out. [RapUp] Chris Martin and his band, Coldplay, are going on a mini world tour to promote their upcoming album, Ghost […]

When Wale isn’t busting Twitter troll heads or cursing out Complex, he’s bringing the sunshine. Remixing his The Gifted cut “Sunshine,” the DC rapper invites his boss man Rick Ross and Chicago emcee Common to join in on the “new black soul” movement. “Born to be poor, chose to be rich/ Black Panther Party, n*gga/ […]

The always thoughtful Common releases new track “Made In Black America” featuring Ab-Soul. The Chicago-born lyrical genius teamed up with TDE’s Ab-Soul on the No I.D.-produced track. Both take on political figures and issues in the African-American community, as well as gun laws and the war in Syria in their verses. “I’m more than a hot song or […]

Shortly after announcing he was releasing a new album, the man with all the sense, Common, released a brand new track titled “War.” On the No I.D. produced track, Common raps about the war going on in his hometown of Chicago. “Marcus shot at Lil Reese and them/Lil niggas, it’s hard to find peace in them/Chiraq, […]