In his nearly-two-decade career, Common has worn many hats on his iconic bald head—reigning hero of consciousness rap, neo-soul vanguard, psychedelic experimentalist, sex symbol, good cop to Kanye's bad cop, pop-icon-in-training. But whether he's the nostalgic twentysomething mourning the death of hip-hop or a guy pushing 40 rapping about oral sex with Kid Cudi, Common always seems like he's smarter than the room, a friendly intellectual who just happens to rap like a beast. His diverse array of personas is a perfect fit for the perennially diverse neighborhood of... More >>>