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Common Unveils That Rakim Was An Inspiration While Making ‘Nobody’s Smiling’

  “This was the first song I wrote for the album though. ‘Nobody Smiling’ was…That came from that conversation we had,” he said while speaking to No I.D. “And I could remember going back home listening to Rakim, ‘The Ghetto.’ And thinking like ‘I gotta deliver something that’s gon’ be like—that’s gon’ be—no matter what […]


Drake’s Producer 40 Goes At Common On Twitter After Common Reveals “Sweet” Is A Drake Diss

          I’m sure this won’t get all that far, but it’s interesting in the moment. (Though it’s more than likely just to get people talking about his new album “The Dreamer/The Believer” out today.) In Common’s new record “Sweet,” many felt he was taking jabs at Drake in some of the […]


Maya Angelou Disappointed With Common For Using The “N-Word”

          Maya Angelou is surprised and both disappointed in rapper Common for using the “N-Word” in a song in which he also uses her poetry. The world renown and influential Pulitzer Prize-nominee feels very strongly about the usage of the negative term and has labeled it “vulgar and dangerous.” “I had […]