Music Birthday: Common

🔊🥳Today, March 13, 1972, Common was born Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn in Chicago, Illinois. Common’s ‘Communism’ sampled James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine’s ‘Knockin ‘Round the Zoo.’ Also sampled in Nicki Minaj’s ‘Freedom,’ Common’s creative usage of the sample is included on his second studio album “Resurrection.” This album was primarily producedContinue reading “Music Birthday: Common”

HomageCollage: Common, “Electric Circus”

🔊💜Today, December 10, 2002, Common released “Electric Circus,” his fifth studio album. “Electric Circus” is one of the two final albums released by MCA Records. Album peaked at no. 47 on the US Billboard 200, enjoying a 13-week chart run. Common released ‘Come Close’ ft. Mary J Blige as the lead single, which peaked atContinue reading “HomageCollage: Common, “Electric Circus””

HomageCollage: Common, “Can I Borrow A Dollar?”

🔊❤️Today, October 6, 1992, Common released his debut studio album, “Can I Have a Dollar?.” This album has incredible production by Immenslope, and The Twilite Tone. The latter of which has production credits on Kanye West’s ‘Mercy,’ Big Sean’s ‘MILF,’ U-God’s ‘Hip,’ and many more.