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Common Performs For Vevo Ctrl Live Session

Common Performs “Hercules” + “Fancy Free Future Love” For Vevo Ctrl Live Session

From “Deeply Spiritual And Introspective” (People) New Album Let Love, Out Now



Today, Common and Vevo share two new live performances for “Hercules” and “Fancy Free Future Love” as part of Vevo’s new original series, Ctrl, from his new album Let Love, “a very personal exploration of Common’s relationship with love” (KCRW). In the videos, Common seems one with the music, delivering his signature incisive wordplay as he envelopes himself entirely into the message and movement of the music.

Watch the “Hercules” Vevo Ctrl session here:

Watch the “Fancy Free Future Love” Vevo Ctrl session here:

Recently, the GRAMMY-, Emmy-, and Oscar-winning rapper, actor, and activist announced a special one-night only show at the legendary Apollo Theater, slated for October 8. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased here:

Also, head over to NPR and check out Common’s interview on All Things Considered as he discusses the life events that led to the creation of Let Love, including confronting the failures of his own fatherhood, attending therapy, and reconsidering the ideas of what Blackness is:


Praise For Common andLet Love

“The Chicago rapper serves up more lucid rhymes and exquisite jazz-derived beats…deeply spiritual and introspective.” — People

“One of his most personal, raw collections.” — Stereogum

“Fluid, deceptively intricate…[Common] has never been more open.” — AllMusic

“The universally recognized master lyricist is back…A very personal exploration of Common's relationship with love.” — KCRW

“Meticulous storytelling… Common approaches the ideas of light and hope with a more realistic outlook, producing a record that effectively touches every listener.” — Hypebeast

Sonically, the album is a time capsule of the greatest moments in black music history. Lyrically, it's hard-hitting reality about the present day…a captivating tale about using love as a weapon to overcome.” — Exclaim

“It couldn’t be more timely.” — The Independent UK