Common poses for a portrait at the 2015 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood event at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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Start your work day with our #Top5 Common songs.

Candice N. Jones
Feb, 23, 2015

2015 ESSENCE Fest headliner and now Oscar-winning rapper, Common has been blessing Hip-Hop with his brand of conscious rap since the early '90's. In anticipation of his performance at this year's #EssenceFest and to celebrate his recent Oscar win, we wanted to share some of our favorite Common songs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Used To Love H.E.R.

 

 

 

 

Testify

 

 

 

Glory [with John Legend]

 

 

 

Come Close [featuring Mary J. Blige]

 

 

 

 

The Light

 

 

What's your favorite Common song? Let us know on Twitter at @EssenceFest.

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