PREVIOUS | Common – War
Better late than never. I’m not talking about Valentines Day, but the new single from Common and Ab-Soul titled “Made in Black America”. As HHK previously reported, Common has teamed up with producer No I.D for a full length album titled “Nobody Smiling” and in January we shared the first track from the project titled War (link above). Made in Black America is the second single from the album which is anticipated to be reelased later this year. You can listen to Common ft Ab-Soul – Made in Black America on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Jay-Z ft Common – Open Letter Pt.2
Chi town legend Common has released his single “War” following the news he has completed a new album which has been produced entirely by No I.D called “Nobody Smiling”. War is the lead single from Nobody Smiling which will be Common’s tenth studio album, and the follow-up to his 2011 release “The Dreamer/The Believer”. Common has told fans that the project with No I.D was originally an E.P, but the theme of Chicago violence gave them plenty of content and the pair decided to create a full length album. Look out for plenty of more promotion before the release of Common and No I.D’s “Nobody Smiling”. However, you can listen to Common – War on the audio player below.
Following the highly discussed “Open Letter” track from Jay-Z, I wanted to share Open Letter Pt II which features none other than Common. As personal and direct as ever, Common addresses Jay and Beyonce’s recent trip to Cuba, along with some personal gripes against the media along with some clever wordplay in his verse. You can listen to Jay-Z ft Common – Open Letter Pt II on the YouTube player below.
After releasing the hit single “It’s On Me”, Chicago Hip-Hop artist Precise has spoken exclusively to Hip-Hop Kings in a brand new interview. We speak with Precise about the single, his earlier moves in his music career, and of course his plans for the rest of the year. Precise also speaks about the Chicago Hip-Hop scene and who his major influences are which include Common and Capadonna (who he’s also worked with). Look out for more Precise music coming as we lead through 2012, however you can watch the new interview with Chicago Hip-Hop artist Precise on the youtube player below.
Here is the brand new freestyle from Slaughterhouse quartlet Crooked I titled “Sweet”. Taken from the Common track “Sweet” which appears on his latest album “The Dreamer / The Believer” (download link above), Crooked I effortlessly tears the beat apart and displays why he’s one of the best West Coast artists in recent years. Look out for plenty of more Crooked I and Slaughterhouse music as we progress through 2012 ahead of their debut album on Shady Records. You can listen/download the Crooked I – Sweet Freestyle on the hulkshare player below.
Making an introduction on Hip-Hop Kings is Karriem Riggins, and the video we have is some live footage playing alongside Common at the Detroit Jazz Festival 2011. Credits go to Shot Selection for directing the video, which will hopefully open a lot of people up to Karriem Riggins. Watch out and keep logging back in for plenty of new music in the forthcoming months, however you can watch the live video of Karriem Riggins and Common – Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival 2011 on the video player below.
Common – The Dreamer / The Beleive PRE-ORDER Link | http://t.co/RaweSXIy
Today I got hold of a leaked track from Common‘s forthcoming album “The Dreamer / The Believer” called “Celebrate”. As Hip-Hop Kings fans know, you can pre-order Common‘s album from the link listed above which will be released on December 20th 2011, and “Celebrate” is a great example of what fans can expect from the new album. I will be following all the promotion leading up to the release of The Dreamer / The Believer, however in the meantime you can listen to Common – Celebrate on the hulkshare player below.
The preview of Common ft Nas – Ghetto Dreams leaked a few weeks ago onto the Internet, however I’ve got the full version of the collaborative effort today. “Ghetto Dreams” has been produced by No I.D, and rumours suggest the track will feature on Common‘s forthcoming album “The Dreamer, The Believer” which is anticipated to be released in November 2011, and No I.D quoted that Kanye West would be producing the full album. You can listen to Common ft Nas – Ghetto Dreams on the audio player below.
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SoulStice is a very familiar name in the Hip-Hop world, and the Chicago based rapper / songwriter / performer and all-round entertainer has written a new blog about when Common visited Barack Obama at The White House. The event was sure to be viewed as contraversal by most critiques, however SoulStice has written his thoughts which is appropriately titled “Hip Hop at the White House”. Check the link below for the full article.