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Common At The White House: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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October 4, 2016 by BOB BOILEN • We’ve never done a Tiny Desk Concert that wasn’t behind my desk at NPR. But when the White House called and said they were putting on an event called South by South Lawn, a day-long festival filled with innovators and creators from the worlds of technology and art, including music, we jumped at the chance to get involved. We chose Common as the performer and the White House library as the space.

This Tiny Desk Concert was a convergence of art and soul, mixing politics with heart. Common’s choice of songs dealt with incarceration as the new slavery, imagined a time where women rule the world and honored the man he looked up to all his life, his father. For this occasion Common put together a special six-piece band of close friends that includes the great Robert Glasper, with his eloquent and delicate touch, on keyboards and Derrick Hodge, whose music spans from hip-hop to folk and has made a big imprint on the world of jazz, on bass. Common also asked his longtime friend and collaborator Bilal to sing on two songs. The performance includes three brand new songs, along with one classic, “I Used To Love H.E.R.”

Common was born on Chicago’s South Side and grew up in President Obama’s city. His rap career began in the early 1990s, back when he was known as Common Sense, and he’s always taken on big ideas without easy answers in his songs, from abortion to social justice to the legacy of hip-hop itself. 25 years later, morality and responsibility continue to play significant roles in his songs. In 2015, he won an Academy Award alongside the singer John Legend for their song “Glory” from the movie Selma.

Common told us that he’d been invited to the White House many times before, including by Michelle Obama for a poetry reading back in 2011, but he was thrilled by the prospect of performing his music during Barack Obama’s final months as president. One look at this Tiny Desk Concert and you’ll see that thrill on his face and hear it throughout this magnificent performance on this very special day.

Common will release his 11th studio album, Black America Again, in November.

Set List:
“I Used To Love H.E.R.”
“Letter To The Free”
“The Day The Women Took Over”
“Little Chicago Boy”

Credits:
Producers: Bob Boilen, Abby O’Neill, Niki Walker; Directors: Mito Habe-Evans, Niki Walker; Audio Engineers: Josh Rogosin, Kevin Wait; Videographers: Niki Walker, Mito Habe-Evans, Nick Michael, Cameron Robert, Nikki Boliaux; Animator: CJ Riculan; Supervising Producer: Jessica Goldstein; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Becky Harlan/NPR.

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Chill Study Beats 4 • jazz & lofi hiphop Mix [2017]

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Thanks to all 1 million of you who share the love for this music. ♥
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🎧 Tracklist: (* = Unreleased)
0:00 idealism – Both of Us
2:10 Keem the Cipher – [BLOSSOM.] (w sugi.wa)
3:58 Jhfly – Crossings
* 6:42 invention_ – skyrateºº
8:32 leavv – Home
10:28 Allem Iversom – Without You
* 11:23 sugi.wa – pianos
* 12:58 Kendall Miles – isla bella
14:47 The Deli – Moonlight
17:10 j’san – this feeling’s too good
* 19:01 baaskaT – Guttered
* 21:30 invention – dw3ll
23:06 Allem Iversom – Held
* 24:40 arbour – red
25:55 nohidea – you dont have to cry
27:31 Joey Pecoraro – Your Favorite Place
31:31 falcxne – Reminisce
* 34:53 Moose Dawa – Bravo
36:03 Keem The Cipher – [DESIRE.]
* 37:58 Moose Dawa – Chances
40:30 Pabzzz – Together
* 43:06 invention_ – brzzy bump
* 44:56 Philanthrope – ID
46:22 nohidea – Apple_Tree
47:37 nohidea – falling down (ft. shiloh)
49:13 Arbour – elusive
50:46 Philanthrope – Hope
53:05 leavv – within
55:47 mt. fujitive – lullabies
57:19 TESK – Green Stamps
59:57 TooNorth – long nights
1:01:26 TESK – Floating Vibes (ft. Philanthrope)
1:04:21 slr – break
1:05:15 The Deli – Everyday
1:07:20 Flughand – Peninsula
1:09:41 Allem Iversom – Tallgrass
1:11:08 Axian x J’san – Autumn Leaves
1:12:50 Philanthrope x plusma – in hamburg
* 1:15:02 delt – sayonara
1:16:32 sugi.wa – senorita
* 1:17:48 leavv – reminiscence
* 1:20:23 Kupla – New Beginnings
* 1:22:10 idealism – dont say a word
1:24:34 Kupla – Saudade
* 1:27:05 walterwarm & cowode – mountain top
1:28:24 nohidea – thirteen. (w- idealism)
1:30:42 KUPLA x Philanthrope – Evening Tide
1:33:09 Keem The Cipher – [REVIVE.]
1:35:00 badsummer – floating
1:37:03 invention_ – vscrl
1:39:20 Idealism – last time
1:42:12 Juan RIOS – Pine Trees
1:44:59 DRWN. – Estate
1:46:47 Tusken. x Philanthrope – Mr.Toast
1:48:46 fujitsu – motions
1:50:38 nohidea – misery
1:52:59 Bassti – Melanin
1:54:16 j’san – rest & be thankful (w I Eat Plants for a Living)
1:56:23 The Cancel – Can’t You See
1:58:42 BeatBoxBandit – One Last Thing
2:00:35 Philanthrope – TheEnd (ft. Fujitsu)

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Cassidy “Perjury” | Rap Radar

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Bars is back.

Cassidy pops off on Tory Lanez with his diss record, “Perjury”.

The record stems from Tory Lanez’ recent Flex freestyle over his “I’m A Hustla”. Although it may seem innocent and a way of paying homage, Cas took the gesture differently and claims Tory’s long history of stealing flows and lyrics from not only him, but others.





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French Montana – Slide (Official Video) ft. Blueface, Lil Tjay

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“Slide” available at http://smarturl.it/Slide.FM

Video Director: French Montana & Spiff TV
Video Producer: Sway Mendez
Production Company: AJR Films

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