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Throughout 2019, a number of hip-hop’s biggest recording artists and cultural influencers have tested their talents outside of the studio and away from their roaring fans. As we close out this decade, 2019 saw some of them put pen to paper and express their opinions away from the mic and daily shows. Some told the…

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Female fans melted over rapper Common when he was dating political juggernaut and CNN contributor Angela Rye, and then they were disappointed to learn that the power couple had split up last year. But, according to Common’s own words, things are back on between the “Light” lyricist and the beloved political firebrand. Common alluded to…

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In Chicago, on May 30th, Rolling out got a sneak peek  the NikeLab’s Re-Creation Center which partnered with, Off White Creator, and Louis Vuitton’s menswear artistic Director, Virgil Abloh. The Re-Creation center is in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent mile just next door to the Nike Store. The Re-Creation Center will host workshops sharing artistic…

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Oscar and Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist Common hosted an intimate listening party in New York City last night to preview songs from his forthcoming album titled “Let Love Have The Last World.” The hip-hop veteran discussed the inspiration behind more than a half dozen songs, including being molested by a family friend when he was…

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To most Black women, rapper Common is the quintessential embodiment of manhood: strong, intelligent, articulate, responsible, socially-conscious, upwardly mobile and financially secure. It is hard, with the powerful image that he projects, to fathom someone like him being subjected to any type of abuse. But in his Simon and Schuster-released book, Let Love Have the…

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August Greene — a hybrid of hip-hop and contemporary jazz featuring rapper Common, jazz pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins — made their ONE Musicfest debut on Sunday, Sept. 9, in Atlanta. The musicians shared a long working relationship before joining forces and releasing their self-titled debut album on March 9.  They are not a braggadocious…

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Rap royalty Common is lending his sociopolitical expertise to help Starbucks recover from its national public relations disaster after having two Black men arrested for simply sitting in their store last month. As the company announced in April, the international coffee behemoth Starbucks closed 8,000 of its stores on Tuesday, May 29 for all staff to…

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