"Though I know other things exist, you know, like beautiful things that have happened to us and beautiful things we've created," Common says of witnessing black death in the news. "I just looked at that and felt the pain of it." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

On His Latest Album, Common's Political Commentary Gets Personal

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/500514735/500634458" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Common: 'Conscious' Sound, Uncommon Success

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/12702123/12702198" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Be,' a Remarkable CD from Common

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4708308/4708309" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Summer Tunes for Black Music Month, Part 1

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4697017/4697110" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Common's classic album Resurrection gets the deluxe reissue treatment it deserves. courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
courtesy of the artist