By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer In many ways, Common has been compared to Nas throughout his career. Since the 1990s, hip hop has been more about commercial appeal and less about the issues of the world. As hip hop shifted to the "bling bling" era, Common and
By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Since the 2008 release of Untitled, Nas has been out of the public eye. Nas enjoyed a brief return to the game with Damian Marley for Distant Relatives. Last year, it seemed as if Nas was going to release a new album.
By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Last year, hip hop fans received their longtime wish, when Nas and Common shared the mic. Their collaboration, "Ghetto Dreams," was one of the first hits during the summer of 2011. For years, both rappers have served as the conscious for hip
By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer The moral compass of hip hop, Common, finally released The Dreamer, The Believer. Since the album was first announced, Common has gone through many changes. Originally, recording for the album began in 2009. Around the same time Common began recording his latest album, he
Nas has been very vocal in his support for Common recently. The two rappers have shared a mutual respect for years. But, when the GOP acted out when Common was invited to the White House, Nas proved to be an ally. The two intellectual rappers have taken their alliance a step