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Common

A collection of news and information related to Common published by Tribune Company sources.

Sample songs by Common with iTunes here.
A collection of news and information related to Common published by Tribune Company sources.

Sample songs by Common with iTunes here.
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  • Grammys: Tributes! Medleys! Gaga and Sugarland together!

     
    Tributes and medleys mean it must be time for award season. An ode to rap innovator Grandmaster Flash gave the Recording Academy a chance to toss a bunch of hip-hop stars on stage at the Grammy nominations to cover the......
  • Campaign 2012: Mitt Romney and payroll tax Band-Aids

     
    Mitt Romney hasn't really flip-flopped about the payroll tax cut, and he's right about its importance to the economy -- maybe not in the world of politics but in the real world where numbers matter....
  • Album review: Young Jeezy's 'TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition'

     
    Fury flies from the first bells of the 34-year-old’s fourth Def Jam full length. “You know the world is waiting … on 103,”Jeezy croaks in his trademark double-barrel rasp. A lot’s changed in the three years since his last...
  • Album review: Common's 'The Dreamer, The Believer'

     
    Common — bestselling author and actor — uses his latest CD to remind us that, oh, yeah, he’s also a rapper. And he’s not shy about laying claim to being the best there is. When he throws barbs at “soft” rappers, you...
  • Common has got it all going on

     
    The rapper, actor and writer has a new album that's a return to his roots with 'The Dreamer/The Believer.'...
  • U2, Taylor Swift have highest-grossing concert tours of 2011

     
    U2 has highest-grossing concert tour of 2011. In North America, Taylor Swift is second, followed by Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga and Bon Jovi....
  • Common gets the blues on 'The Dreamer/The Believer'

     
    Early on in Common's "The Dreamer/The Believer," the Chicago-bred rapper goes after those he believes are "too soft" on "Sweet," targeting those whom he sees as putting too much of an emphasis on singing rather than rapping. Yet two tracks later, Common...
  • Critic's Notebook: At Coachella, a rebellious spirit

     
    The booking of Pulp, with its ‘Common People' anti-1% screed, typifies Coachella '12. One of the great, universal rock anthems of the last two decades — Pulp's “Common People” — bypassed the U.S. when it exploded out of...
  • In Rotation: The Roots' 'Undun'

     
    A series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... If the Roots ever decide to slow down, one of them should write a business book, because over the course of their varied and......
  • Sundance: Critic Kenneth Turan spies some films to watch

     
    ‘Robot and Frank,’ starring Frank Langella, and the documentary ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’ are among the titles to keep an eye on as Sundance gets set to open....
  • California sees record lobbying -- more than $285 million spent

     
    Businesses, unions and other special interests set a record for spending on lobbying state government in California last year-- more than $285 million. Education, healthcare, assistance to a proposed NFL stadium in Los Angeles and a proposal to dissolve...