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Common and Pete Rock have released their collaboration album, The Auditorium Vol. 1. The Chicago legend and producer king share their admiration for hip-hop and each other’s work on a journey that defies ageist critiques of rap. They open the album with the jazzy “Dreamin,’” and it is quickly apparentContinue Reading

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Fantasia’s “Free Yourself” was the fourth single from her first 2004 debut album of the same name. Missy Elliott, Craig Brockman, and Nissan Stewart co-wrote the song that embodied the essence of R&B in its soulful simplicity. Elliott and Brockman also produced “Free Yourself,” and Jazmine Sullivan sang background. Barrino’sContinue Reading