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Common Dotes On HER Love Feat. Daniel Caesar & Dwele (Official Video)

[youtube id=”vRS8e-lysQU”]Common’s “HER Love” finds him doting on the way hip-hop has embraced him for a lifetime with vocals from Daniel Caesar and Dwele. Savannah Leaf directed the video of him at the center of activity that includes dancers, a woman co-star and people in a neighborhood setting. He remembers the way hip-hop gave him a voice and confidence to go out into the world. The ending features a makeshift altar to his late friend and colleague J.Dilla. 




Media Questions Of The Week

 

Why didn’t the Glastonbury Festival organizers place Janet Jackson’s first or at the top of their advertisement poster? 

Will Ava DuVernay’s casting of Tevin Campbell in Season 4 of Queen Sugar give his career a comeback? 

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What did Daniel Caesar mean when he asked “why are we being so mean to white people right now” in regards to his defense of social influencer YesJulz who has a history of insulting Black people? 

 




Daniel Caesar: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

[youtube id=”PBKa-AAy_vo”]Daniel Caesar had a major breakthrough last year when he released his Freudian debut album independently on his Golden Child label. The album was the next step in his recording career after releasing the Praise Break and Pilgrim’s Paradise EPs in 2014 and 2014. The native Canadian also made a buzz at home by winning two Junos, Canada’s most prestigious music industry award. He had two Grammy nominations this year for his “Get You” duet with Kali Uchis and  Freudian was considered for R&B Album of the Year. 

Caesar made his Tiny Desk introduction this month and performed with his band and three supporting singers. He opens his three-song set with “Japanese Denim” and proceeds to make the show feel more like a late-night intimate club appearance. 




River Tiber-West Featuring Daniel Caesar Official Video

“West” is River Tiber’s gloomy piece about homelessness with vocals from Daniel Caesar. The Toronto producer is finishing his debut album and “West” is one of a few recent collaborations including songs with Kaytranada,  Pusha T and Jazz Cartier.