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J Balvin's JOSE is on our shortlist for the best albums out on Sept. 10. VIVIIMAGE/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 11 Albums Out On Sept. 10

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The rapper, actor and activist Common. His latest project, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 30. Durimel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 30

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Common's latest album, Let Love, tackles love, forgiveness and coping with past trauma. Claire Harbage and Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Common Takes Time To Heal On 'Let Love'

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"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

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

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'Be,' a Remarkable CD from Common

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Summer Tunes for Black Music Month, Part 1

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

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