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Common: Camden Jazz Café, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 13 June 1998

OLD FEUDS die hard. While Common takes great pains to point out his argument with Ice Cube has been settled, it's still with some relish ...

Common: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 13 January 2001

HEADY ON A diet of wigga-impressing gangsta-rap and wall-to-wall Eminem, some critics have a tendency to write off Chicago's master of the 'conscious' rhyme as ...

Against The Grain: Common

Interview by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Source, March 2003

EIGHT DAYS BEFORE Jimi Hendrix's sixtieth birthday, Common sits comfortably in the guitar god's apartment sipping Poland Spring. ...

Common: Be (G.O.O.D/Geffen)

Review by Will Hermes, Spin, June 2005

SONY STUDIOS, New York, March 25. With aromatherapy candles lit and a soul-food spread in the back. Common plays his latest album for a bunch ...

Common: Universal Mind Control (Island)

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 5 December 2008

APART FROM HIS recent shift into movies, Common seems to be approaching his hip-hop career in a perversely roundabout manner. ...

Common: Black America Again (Def Jam/ARTium CD/DL)

Review by Michael A. Gonzales, The Wire, January 2017

HARKING BACK to the late 1960s/early 70s protest pop when The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron led the rhythmic revolution with powerful poetics soaked in ...


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