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COMMON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM LET LOVE

GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper COMMON will release his new album Let Love on August 30, 2019, his debut for Loma Vista Recordings.

Pre-order it HERE.

In tandem with this announcement, he shared his latest single and music video entitled “Hercules” [feat. Swizz Beatz]. On the track, he serves up his sharp signature wordplay between soulful backing vocals from Swizz Beatz. Meanwhile, the music video directed by Carrick [Weezer] sees Common thwart a convenience store robbery caught on surveillance camera—in between rapping into his iPhone. Vince Staples makes a cameo as the cashier.

Watch the action unfold HERE.

“Hercules” follows on the heels of the recent single “HER Love” featuring Daniel Caesar, special guest Dwele, and an unreleased beat from J Dilla. Not only did the song amass over 1 million cumulative streams and 339K views on the Savanah Leaf-directed music video within a week, but it also received widespread critical acclaim. VIBE called the song “a State of the Rap Union as he addresses the rise and expansion of hip-hop throughout the past 25 years.” Rolling Stone added that it was “Common’s homage to hip-hop”, and OkayPlayer professed that it’s “his most impactful body of work yet.”

Download “Hercules” HERE.

About the album, he shared, “This album is inspired by the book, “Let Love Have The Last Word” which gave me a path to write about things I had never written about before. It forced me to go deeper and because I opened up about so many things in the book, I was charged to go to raw, personal and spiritual places in the music. Production-wise, I knew that the music had to have depth, soul and dimension to it. I wanted the musicianship and the spirit of what live music brings, but it also had to have something raw and basement about it. When my team said, “You should do some music revolving around the book,” I just took that energy and went running into my artistry without focusing on anything else. No movies, no commercials, no parties (well, I don’t do that too much anyway) and I just worked on music. So this album is the culmination of this journey, this passion and this Divine Love that I have for one of GOD’s greatest gifts – MUSIC.”

COMMON will kick off his Let Love Tour, which starts in Denver, Colorado at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom tonight, and continues through marquee venues in the US and Canada before touring Europe for the first time since 2014. Special guests include Nicole Bus, July 11 –July 26, and Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh, August 7 – August 29. Each pair of tickets on the second leg of tour dates will come with new music—details to be emailed to ticket holders.

Get tickets HERE.

Be on the lookout for more soon!

The official digital and CD release date is August 30, 2019, with vinyl to follow on October 11, 2019.

Let Love Track List:

1. Good Morning Love feat. Samora Pinderhughes

2. HER Love feat. Daniel Caesar w/special guest Dwele

3. Dwele’s Interlude

4. Hercules feat. Swizz Beatz

5. Fifth Story feat. Leikeli47

6. Forever Your Love feat. BJ The Chicago Kid

7. Leaders (Crib Love) feat. A-Trak

8. Memories of Home feat. BJ The Chicago Kid and Samora Pinderhughes

9. Show Me That You Love feat. Jill Scott and Samora Pinderhughes

10. My Fancy Free Future Love

11. God Is Love feat. Leon Bridges and Jonathan McReynolds

Let Love First Leg Tour Dates: 

7/11 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

7/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Gallivan Center

7/14 – Seattle, WA – The Moore

7/16 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

7/17 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield

7/18 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery

7/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center

7/21 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

7/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel

7/26 – Newport Beach, CA – The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Let Love Second Leg Tour Dates: 

8/7 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

8/8 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

8/9 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre

8/10 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater*

8/11 – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater

8/14 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

8/15 – Mashantucket, CT – Fox Theatre

8/16 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia

8/20 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

8/21 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium

8/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

8/23 – Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater

8/27 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater*

8/28 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory

8/29 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

*No Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh

9/7 – Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene

9/8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

9/10 – London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

9/12 – Manchester, England – O2 Ritz

9/14 – Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre

9/15 – Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk

9/16 – Berlin, Germany – Astra

9/18 – Utrecht, Holland – Ronda

9/19 – Belgium, Gent – Vooriut

For more information and the latest on COMMON, visit:

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ABOUT COMMON:

COMMON is an artist, actor, activist and, most recently, a New York Times best-selling author with the release of his latest memoir, “Let Love Have The Last Word.” With a storied career spanning three decades, his work has been recognized with numerous GRAMMY® Awards, an Emmy® Award, a Golden Globe®, and an Academy® Award for the song “Glory,” which he co-wrote and performed with John Legend. He recently finished work on a new album, Let Love, which is slated for release on August 30, 2019.

Reebok’s Swizz Beatz 2018 DMX Series 2000

Just today Reebok Classic launched their SwizzBeatz 2018 DMC Series 2000 and it is getting some serious attention.

The inspiration for this head-turning pair of kicks is done by the rapper himself Swizz Beatz . Using colors of purple, orange, and blue it is no wonder why this pair of killer kicks is being talked about.

Not only does this design reveal something unique to the public, but it reflects Swizz’s artistic abilities as he applies the same artistic skills in the music industry. So, wait…Not only is he talented in music, but in designing as well? I sense some double threat–watch out folks!

As a way to promote this pair of sneakers, Reebok shot striking content of the rapper in the comfort of his own home–a place where he relaxes and gets creative.

The promotion of this can be found here if you have not yet seen it–speechless.

The message of his promotional video is that he surrounds himself with art that is considered “disruptive.” Something that he personally admires as inspirational, bold, and absolute daring.

“I wanted to do something with Reebok that was different than what we’ve done together in the past. I wanted to celebrate the ‘disrupters’ aka the Disruptive Kind on all levels,” says Beatz.

Dying to grab a hold of these kicks?  Your wish is my command. Click here to purchase them today for $140 (P.S. an orange colorway drops Friday, August 3rd)

BACARDÍ No Commision

BACARDÍ, Swizz Beatz and The Dean Collection Bring the Heat and “Island Might” Spirit to NO COMMISSION in Miami,

the City Where it All Started

Featuring Michael B. Jordan, Alicia Keys, Virgil Abloh, Leikeli47, Amar’e Stoudemire and more!

BACARDÍ, Swizz Beatz and The Dean Collection kicked off NO COMMISSION: Miami 2017, a three-day, art and music experience taking place December 7 – 9, 2017, at Soho Studios in Wynwood on Thursday, December 7. NO COMMISSION is a roving experiential platform that forges a direct link between art and art patronage. All artists are given their exhibition space for free and 100% of the sale of each artwork goes directly to the artists.

The invite-only event featured big star power, including critically acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan, Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, creative visionary Virgil Abloh, Major Lazer’s Jillionaire and famed celebrity photographer Jonathan Mannion. Performance highlights include Leikeli47, performing her hit “Money,” a special DJ set by Swizz Beatz, DJ Runna and Aine Zion.

BACARDÍ and Grammy Award-winning music producer Swizz Beatz brought together some of the most disruptive creatives in today’s culture to discuss the future of creativity during an intimate panel discussion on the first day of the immersive art and music fair. During the “Future of Creativity” panel, which was moderated by Brooklyn Museum Director Anne Pasternak and featured Swizz Beatz, Virgil Abloh, Kimberly Drew, Nora Khan and Carmen Aguilar Y Wedge, panelists discussed topics such as social responsibility, the impact of social media, corporate accountability and the role creatives play in today’s culture.

After a global tour to Shanghai and Berlin, NO COMMISSION made its triumphant return to Miami – BACARDÍ’s backyard. This showcase is themed around the idea of “Island Might” which focuses on the strength and vitality of the Caribbean while examining family and the intersection of land and sea, ritual, revolution and color – all as elemental forces that illuminate the roadmap for a bright future of endless possibility.

The injection of immersive music performances from collaborator BACARDÍ shakes up the traditional art fair, creating a unique culture experience for visitors.  

Where:                Soho Studios

2136 NW 1ST Ave.

Miami, FL 33127

When:                  Thursday, December 7

12:00 – 5:00 PM VIP Preview; 2:00 – 3:00 PM “Future of Art” Panel Discussion

7:00 – 12:00 AM Invite Only

Who:                    Panel Discussion: Swizz Beatz, Virgil Abloh, Kimberly Drew, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Nora Khan

Evening Programming: Virgil Abloh, Swizz Beatz, Leikeli47, Aine Zion, and DJ Runna

Appearances by: Michael B. Jordan, Alicia Keys, Jillionaire and Amar’e Stoudemire

  

Cost:                     No Commission: Miami is open to the public. Entry is free for guests ages 21 and over; but pre-registration is required at www.nocommission.bacardi.com (availability is limited). The exhibition will host more than 30 pieces of art-work – ranging from $50.00 to $30,000.

Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz celebrates the return of the groundbreaking art platform No Commission to Miami after a two year tour around the world which helped put over $3 million directly into artist pockets.

Taking place from December 7th to 9th, 2017 at SOHO Studios in the Wynwood section in Miami, No Commission returns to its roots after a whirlwind international tour where it has become a global revolution for the future of art and sound. Timed to one of the world’s biggest art fairs, No Commission is more than an art fair: it is a unique three-day cultural experience that celebrates the fusion of sonic and visual art, moulding the new generation of global artistic appreciation. Since its inception in 2015, No Commission has challenged traditional art fair formats by giving artists free exhibition space and total control of sales.

No Commission is the brainchild of Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Swizz Beatz, The Dean Collection and BACARDÍ, and seeks to forge a direct link between the artists, art community and art patrons. A Grammy-winner once dubbed “the best rap producer of all time” by Kanye West, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean has penned beats for Whitney Houston, Jay Z, Beyoncé and others. Alongside his Wife Alicia Keys, Beatz is a noted fashion designer, painter and art collector. His No Commission platform is uniquely designed to support both new and established artists in a way that breaks down conventional barriers – all artists are given their exhibition space for free and 100% of the sale of each artwork goes directly to the artists.

The Miami event is the sixth in a series of artist support collaborations. Past editions were held in Miami, New York, London, Shanghai and Berlin where artworks were sold and artists retained 100% of sales proceeds. Swizz Beatz, BACARDÍ and The Dean Collection launched NO COMMISSION at Miami Art Basel two years ago. Since then, they’ve put over $3 million directly into artist pockets.

All B Roll footage from the event, including interviews with the artists, general videos of the artworks and of the performances is available free of charge and free of copyright via:

https://media.bacardilimited.com/en/bacardibrand/article/11906

https://www.digitalnewsagency.com/stories/1190

Swizz Beatz Brings No Commission Art Gallery Platform to Europe’s Cultural Melting Pot

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July 2017:  No Commission, the innovative art and music platform created by Grammy award winning artist and producer Swizz Beatz and BACARDÍ, has returned to Europe for the second time from the 29th June to 1st July, taking up residency in Germany’s capital city of Berlin, hailed as a global epicentre for creative talent and expression.

No Commission: Berlin is an art fair with a difference. The platform is designed specifically to support both emerging and established artists alike. All artists are given their exhibition space for free and 100% of the artwork sales goes directly back to the artists. The injection of immersive music performances from event collaborator BACARDÍ, shakes up the traditional art fair, creating a unique, cultural experience for visitors that celebrates the fusion of sonic and visual art forms.

Taking place at Kraftwerk Rummelsberg, No Commission: Berlin is the organiser’s most spectacular production to date. Drawing inspiration from the Golden Era of 1920s Berlin when artistic and intellectual life flourished, the organisers present an epic line-up of global artistic and music talent including Major Lazer, Kitty Cash, Virgil Abloh, Honey Dijon and Bakery (Noah Becker’s band).

No Commission: Berlin offers an art entry point for everyone, from original one-off pieces to an exhibition of affordable prints from the Heliotrope Foundation, founded by artist Caledonia ‘Swoon’ Curry.

Artists featured at No Commission: Berlin include: Jonas Burgert (Germany), Jens Einhorn (Germany), Wendy Fulenwider Liszt (US), Jaybo Monk (Born in France, works in Berlin), Jayson Musson (US), Semra Sevin (Germany), Nadine Ijewere (UK) Felipe Pantone (Argentinian-Spanish) and Ming Smith (US).