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Nina Revisited, an all-star tribute to Nina Simone, comes out July 10.
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July 6, 2015 The tribute, which strives to update Simone's ability to capture the hope and rage of the '60s for a contemporary audience, features six songs performed by Ms. Lauryn Hill.
Common's classic album Resurrection gets the deluxe reissue treatment it deserves.
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October 15, 2010 Rap reissues have long paled in comparison to more elaborate rock and jazz offerings. But Common's <em>Resurrection</em> receives the thought and effort its stature deserves. It seems well-positioned to tap into a marketplace of fans eager to revisit the classics.
August 11, 2007 When Common entered the hip-hop scene more than a decade ago, his socially aware style clashed with more commercial forms of rap. Buffeted by new beatmakers, Common has since attracted a wider audience with a message many feel is missing in mainstream hip-hop.
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August 9, 2007 Hear music from LCD Soundsystem, Amy Winehouse, Patty Griffin, Roky Erickson and more.
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June 17, 2005 The new CD by rapper Common, called Be, could be the best hip-hop release of the year, Will Hermes says. It's produced by grammy award-winning artist Kanye West, a longtime rap friend of Common, and a fellow Chicagoan.
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June 10, 2005 To mark Black Music Month, News and Notes with Ed Gordon begins a three-part series of reports on what magazine editors, music industry executives and independent critics think will be the hottest sounds of the summer.
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