Amerigo Gazaway Taps Stevie Wonder + Common For Next “Soul Mates”
JLBarrow • August 02, 2017 • No Comments

Producer and DJ “Stevie Wonder’s early use of synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers, in a lot of ways, paved the way for hip-hop and sampling,"

TenDJiz – “CommoNasm” (Common and Nas Meet Soviet Soul/Jazz)
JLBarrow • July 15, 2012 • No Comments

This is his third project blending soviet jazz and some of my favorite MCs. His previous albums are That "Shootouts/1999" is like a prelude to

Common Says He’d Use A J-Dilla Hologram On Stage
JLBarrow • April 17, 2012 • No Comments

In a recent interview with's  Jonathan Hailey (@JaySpeakeasy )rapper/actor Common weighed in on whether he'd resurrect his late friend and collaborator James J-Dilla Yancey

Common On Working With Kanye And Dilla [VIDEO]
JLBarrow • September 02, 2011 • No Comments

Common F/ Nas “Ghetto Dreams” Prod By No ID
JLBarrow • July 03, 2011 • 1 Comment

However, seeing that Com's first album for Warner Bros isn't due til fall, the leak almost guarantees this will be left off the album now

Common F/ Talib Kweli & Marvin Gaye “The Light” (Remix)
JLBarrow • September 29, 2010 • 1 Comment

Over the weekend  I was out driving and Jill Scott's "He Loves Me (Lizel In E Flat) came on the radio and the intro kept playing over in my head

VIDEO:Common Remembers J-Dilla
JLBarrow • February 05, 2010 • No Comments

Sunday February 7th would have been James "J-Dilla" Yancey's 36th birthday. The producer, MC and founding member of Slum Village succumbed to complications from Lupus on February 10, 2006. During

Questlove and Common on Good Collabos and Bad ones
JLBarrow • September 29, 2009 • No Comments


Common “Gladiator” Remix Contest
JLBarrow • April 21, 2009 • 1 Comment

Get details and the acapella

Bloggin 4 Beats: Remixing Common
JLBarrow • December 09, 2008 • 1 Comment