When I got the message from @blackthought that Dave NY had transitioned to the next life, I was hurt and it hit me hard. I hadn’t talk to Dave in a while but he had been a thread that me Tariq , @talibkweli , the Great Jay Dilla and a lot of us in music had known and relied on. His Energy was special and unique in that with Dave, you knew everything was gonna be good and all would be taken care of. He took care of Dilla when he was sick and looked out in anyway possible and anyone that came around he made feel like Family. If there are angels on this planet, he was one and will continue to be with all the love and energy he left us with. My prayers and love to his family and loved ones. I know you and Dilla are saying “ there go Rash on that Hollywood Stuff”. Ha. GOD Bless your Soul my Brother. Love
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A U G U S T 30TH
20,150 Likes | 32 days ago | 639
My brother @therealswizzz joins the Hercules episode 2 video ft. @notemarcato that’s available to watch now on www.thinkcommon.com and in my Insta stories. #letlove #aug30
6,755 Likes | 33 days ago | 169
I’m telling y’all, being able to connect with y’all every night on tour is special to me. #LetLove #Aug30
4,309 Likes | 33 days ago | 97
Y’all ready for the new Hercules video featuring @therealswizzz & @notemarcato? Tune in tomorrow morning to watch! Check the link in stories.
8,275 Likes | 33 days ago | 370
Yea @ray_wimley ! You shined like I knew would! Thanks to @fallontonight for making this happen. We will be hearing a lot from Ray in the near future.
28,692 Likes | 34 days ago | 836
Performing Hercules with my brother @therealswizzz on @fallontonight was epic! #LetLove #Aug30
5,162 Likes | 34 days ago | 200
JE-NE-SAIS-QUOI I had the pleasure of interviewing with the first sister of Hip Hop, Legend and Great MC, @imroxanneshante
39,800 Likes | 34 days ago | 1,527
I did speed dating for the first time yesterday at @iheartradio and actually enjoyed it. #letLove #aug30
10,728 Likes | 36 days ago | 241
August 11, 1973. Happy Birth Day Hip Hop. You are the love of my life!
3,534 Likes | 38 days ago | 121
Their neighborhood. Their rules. #TheKitchenMovie, Is out NOW in theaters! I'm honored and excited to be involved with this film! @melissamccarthy @tiffanyhaddish @elisabethmossofficial
11,104 Likes | 38 days ago | 203
RIP #MikeBrown. It’s been five years since you were killed by the police at the age of 18 years old and sparked a movement. God Bless you Mike. We continue to fight for justice and truth in your name.
5,825 Likes | 39 days ago | 61
Congrats to the Fam @damianlillard on his latest project which is out everywhere NOW!
5,651 Likes | 39 days ago | 151
Happy Born Day to our bro Felipe. He had us right on stage every night of the tour! #holdingdownthemonitors #letlove
9,385 Likes | 41 days ago | 186
8/12/19 (next Monday) me and @therealswizzz will be performing "Hercules” live on the @fallontonight show.
12,350 Likes | 41 days ago | 247
“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” Toni Morrison. I’m deeply sadden to hear that one of our greatest writers and minds in American History, Toni Morrison, passed away last night at the age of 88. May God Bless Her Soul.
4,152 Likes | 42 days ago | 91
Dinner with loved ones. #Spontaneity
93,650 Likes | 43 days ago | 1,380
"We're reminded that, in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame, but rather how well we've loved and what small part we've played in making the lives of other people better” President Barack Obama. Wishing a very Happy Birthday to our President Barack Obama! RP via @ImaginexJustice.
39,585 Likes | 45 days ago | 941
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced" #JamesBaldwin. I’m wishing a very Happy Birthday today to the legend and icon James Baldwin. Baldwin has been one of the most influential voices in my work. RIP. RP via @ARRAYNow.
3,750 Likes | 46 days ago | 120
Hercules 2.0 with me and @therealswizzz Lets GO! Great work Art and @notemarcato and everyone that contributed at @timelesseye #Elevation #LetLove #aug30
25,776 Likes | 48 days ago | 717
Meet Nikki Martinez. She was incarcerated for 24 years and was just released. She saw me a year ago during one my prison visits. We connected again on the #LetLoveTour
33,669 Likes | 51 days ago | 1,675
So after that incredible impromptu NOLA freestyle session at Essence Fest, I asked Ray to come my show in LA and to just hang out. Well, that happened and then this happened!
14,793 Likes | 51 days ago | 334
Supriising the band with new merch collaboration we did with @wemidwestkids for the tour. #letlovetour
The first few dates of the #LetLoveTour has been epic! For tix to upcoming cities, goto www.thinkcommon.com
16,207 Likes | 56 days ago | 400
Can’t skip the workouts while on tour. As a matter of fact, they are essential! I have 3 shows in Cali starting Wednesday at The Ace Hotel and I gotta stay in shape! #LetLoveTour
11,828 Likes | 56 days ago | 402
Headed to do another video shoot for “Hercules” with my brother @therealswizzz . How am I gonna have a song with him and he not be in the video? Exactly! So we said “Let’s just shoot another one!” So here we are! #hercules #letlovetour #august30 #nike
12,917 Likes | 57 days ago | 216
Amazing time in Seattle on my #LetLove Concert Tour! Thank you to everyone who came out! It was a beautiful evening that I was grateful to share with you all. I'll be in the great state of California this week with the first two #LetLove stops being in LA on Tuesday and Wednesday! I hope to see you there. Photos by @SadeCJoseph.
20,360 Likes | 58 days ago | 322
The crowd was so live that we had no choice but to go back out and give them more. #LetLoveTour
8,707 Likes | 60 days ago | 322
We’re at a winery already so needless to say, the show tonight in Saratoga might be a lil spirited! #LetLoveTour
42,895 Likes | 60 days ago | 1,086
Trying to eat healthy on tour is always challenging.
7,645 Likes | 60 days ago | 391
Just left Portland and headed to Saratoga, Ca. Here’s some more tour life chronicles. #letlovetour
16,924 Likes | 60 days ago | 226
I was just giving a new name by my long time friend.
8,266 Likes | 61 days ago | 242
We’re just trying to perfect perfection. #LetLoveTour #august30th
1,147 Likes | 61 days ago | 25
#Repost from @artinmotionchi The Insider's Guide to Art In Motion: You're invited to meet our team, learn more about our curriculum, and find out what life at AIM will be all about! Two chances: Saturday, July 20 from 9:00am to 11:00am OR Monday, July 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Please RSVP on our website for one of the sessions
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I will be fighting for justice for as long as I live and for a long time after that! #faceappchallenge
63,218 Likes | 62 days ago | 1,780
This is heartbreaking! The Justice Department officially decided this morning that they will not charge the police officer who choked #EricGarner to death in an illegal chokehold in 2014. Five years later and still no justice. Sending Love and Light to Eric Garner's family and friends on what must be a painful and traumatic day. My heart breaks for Eric and his loved ones. This is a grave injustice. Art by @AFranks3. RP via @ImaginexJustice.
22,217 Likes | 63 days ago | 503
Beautiful work by Nigerian Artist @BarryYusufu_art that I recently came across. Keep up the great work brother and stay at it. Stay focused and you can achieve anything my man! I’m rooting for you.
3,747 Likes | 63 days ago | 128
As you can see, the show doesn’t stop after we get off stage. It should be illegal having this much fun. Thank you Seattle! The #LetLoveTour is headed to a city near you. Don’t miss it! Next stop, Vancouver, Canada! #LetLove
15,911 Likes | 64 days ago | 292
The #LetLove Concert Tour is officially underway fam! We had a great show in Salt Lake City the other night and now off to the next city! Thanks to everyone who came out! I’ll see some of you on the next stop of the Tour! Photos by @lilianmichellephotography.
8,726 Likes | 64 days ago | 192
Made a stop on the way to Seattle and went into this store the fresh name. LOL! See ya in few Seattle. #LetLoveTour #LetLove
9,405 Likes | 65 days ago | 213
Current Mood! New single “Hercules” featuring @therealswizzz is now streaming everywhere! #LetLove
23,333 Likes | 66 days ago | 864
Y’all ready? The #LetLove tour is here! Goto www.thinkcommon.com for dates, times and tix.
6,251 Likes | 66 days ago | 49
#Repost from @limonhotcheetos What happens when u try to rob a liquor store while babylungs and common are in it??? Go watch HERCULES to find out 😈 • • shoutout @common and @box_a_chocolate for all the acting tips. i learned so much and have put it to good use since then!! Also thank u @jesyodio for bringing me on. luv u 5ever ur amazing 💕 💄💇 @mjscornerrr Styled by @kennlaw @cieanabri Directed by @carrickmg Produced by @teenager.la Clothes are from @akstylez of course and cherry earrings r from @shoptunnelvision 😝 📸 @nianiaandrews
5,445 Likes | 66 days ago | 99
Flashback to the studio session when I played the squad what Swizz did to Hercules. @SamoraPinderhughes got so geeked he started playing keys backwards haha. Show off. Ha. #Hercules
22,060 Likes | 66 days ago | 495
So excited to announce that my new album, Let Love, comes out August 30th. Pre-order & pre-save the album at the link in bio. #LetLove
7,055 Likes | 67 days ago | 200
Check out the music video for my new single "Hercules", featuring the great @vincestaples, off my upcoming album Let Love out August 30th. #linkinbio
7,263 Likes | 67 days ago | 196
Much love to @oldmanebro @AppleMusic @beats1official for having me on the show today to make my big announcement! Goto my IG story and swipe up to listen. #Beats1Ebro
6,289 Likes | 67 days ago | 235
12,330 Likes | 69 days ago | 144
“An artist’s duty is to reflect the times” Nina Simone. Last week, I had the honor of visiting and hosting a special event at @BMike2C’s @Studio_BE_ during #Essence Festival featuring the amazing Congresswoman @IlhanMN and @AngelaRye. Thank you to our Partners @GlblCtzn, @ProcterGamble, @ColorOfChange and @ImaginexJustice! Photos by @CozmoBlkMagic + @TauriacPhoto.
9,010 Likes | 69 days ago | 137
So much Love at @essencefest this past weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out for the final book signing of my #LetLove Have The Last Word Tour! The Love and Joy in that room was so real. I had a great time with all of you that day! @essence Photos by @sadecjoseph
3,960 Likes | 70 days ago | 79
In order to be on this song, you HAD to have a genuine love for Dilla. (Link in Bio)
102,246 Likes | 70 days ago | 6,766
Here’s the full video of me rocking with @ray_wimley in a real random freestyle cypher.
31,211 Likes | 70 days ago | 1,438
I was riding down the street a few years ago in New Orleans an ran across this dope street musician named @ray_wimley . What caught my attention was that he was really and truly freestyling! And he was GOOD! So this year at @essencefest our paths crossed again but this time I joined in. I’m telling y’all right now, he’s special!! I’ll post the full video later but here’s a lil snipet of what we did. #hiphop #letlove @essence
12,779 Likes | 72 days ago | 183
“Love + Resistance = Liberation” @AngelaRye. It was an incredible event at @BMike2C’s beautiful Studio BE in New Orleans yesterday with Congresswoman @RepIlhanOmar and Angela. Thanks to everyone who came out and thank you to our Partners @GlblCtzn, @ColorOfChange and @ImaginexJustice. Photos by @TauriacPhoto.
12,730 Likes | 73 days ago | 389
To be able to come to @essencefest to celebrate the queens is always special to me. To be able to bring my lil queen to Essence for the 1st time is extra special! #letlove
15,187 Likes | 73 days ago | 317
Performing ‘The Light’ with my daughter by my side at @EssenceFest for Fourth Of July yesterday. Photos by @SadeCJoseph.
1,992 Likes | 74 days ago | 70
NOLA! Come check me out tonight at Louis Armstrong Park for @essence in the park for a FREE concert joined by @bigfreedia to kick off one of my favorite festivals in one of my favorite city’s! Oh yea, it’s supposed to be some fireworks or something too.
8,649 Likes | 75 days ago | 222
A sneak peek behind the scenes of the music video for HER Love, directed by the amazing Savanah Leaf. Thank you to everyone who made this video happen! #HERLove 🎥: @sadecjoseph 📷: @shevakafai
33,151 Likes | 75 days ago | 925
Getting a cut in London by my man @mr.trimmz before heading to NOLA for Essence Festival!
6,052 Likes | 76 days ago | 203
For one night only, I’m joining the @housymphony on stage for an unforgettable evening of music with a live orchestra. Tickets for September 4 at Jones Hall in downtown Houston > https://bit.ly/302NZNA
2,861 Likes | 77 days ago | 75
Another snippet from a special conversation I had with @karriemriggins1 the other week at @annenbergspace For Photography. Here we talk about why I decided to address Hip Hop in my latest single, "HER Love". (Link in Bio)
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Warning: Tear Alert! If you can’t feel the love in this video, you can’t feel. Go get that checked out.
11,279 Likes | 80 days ago | 152
Stopped by @v-103.com @TheMorningCulturev103 @jadenovah @jrsportbrief @bigtiggershow @v103Atlanta to support Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this Saturday. Make sure you get tix. That’s if there are some some left. #letlove
22,714 Likes | 81 days ago | 375
Today I was doing a book signing at the @shinola Detroit flagship store. The people of Detroit came out. I love y’all! One person I met and shook my heart was Paige, the daughter of my late amazing friend J Dilla. It was so great to meet you @lil_dilla . What a surprise and a blessing. Thank You for showing up and Thank You Detroit and Shinola for the Love!
34,167 Likes | 83 days ago | 1,086
At 12 years old, Tamir Rice was tragically shot and killed by the Cleveland Police while he was playing in the park. Today would’ve been his 17TH Birthday. Instead of simply celebrating, Tamir’s courageous mother is still fighting to keep the cop who killed Tamir off the Cleveland Police Force. Sending Love and Light to Tamir’s family and friends. God Bless.
9,092 Likes | 84 days ago | 317
ATL! June 29th!! Come check me out performing with the @atlantasymphony
4,425 Likes | 84 days ago | 114
Got a chance to sit with the legend @karriemriggins1 the other week at @annenbergspace to talk about J Dilla & his impact on Hip Hop. Here we talk about deciding to use a Dilla beat for my latest single, “HER Love”.
14,399 Likes | 87 days ago | 154
Thank you @laysha.ward for a really fun conversation and to the @Target fam for a warm welcome! #outerspaces #letlove
21,595 Likes | 89 days ago | 367
Wishing a Happy #Juneteenth to all of my brothers and sisters celebrating today! As we celebrate freedom and the end of chattel slavery in America, we are reminded that this country has never truly dealt with our past sins and our struggle for equality and justice continues. With the strength and perseverance of ancestors fueling our fight, I believe we will win and make America’s original promise of “all men are created equal” real. We are our ancestor’s wildest dreams.
25,092 Likes | 90 days ago | 452
There’s a whole lotta talent in this picture! And @robertglasper
15,055 Likes | 91 days ago | 649
I had a great time speaking with @jadapsmith, @WillowSmith and #AdrienneBanfieldNorris on @RedTableTalk. Stream the all-new episode now only on @FacebookWatch to hear about my journey, my healing and my new book #LetLoveHaveTheLastWord.
9,706 Likes | 92 days ago | 189
Great time performing at Smoking Grooves in Long Beach getting to do my new song HER Love with the great @DanielCaesar. 📸 by @SadeCJoseph.
10,980 Likes | 92 days ago | 232
Thanks for the love for “HER Love” in Times Square @spotify
107,215 Likes | 94 days ago | 2,707
Today I’m releasing my first single, HER Love, and it’s about my love for Hip Hop and how much the culture has given me. How much this art form means to me and how I appreciate what the new artists are doing. I was blessed to have a J Dilla beat to write this song to and it was a beautiful fit for what I wanted to say. I asked Daniel Caesar to sing the hook and we asked special guest Dwele to do his thing as It was only right to have my brother from Detroit rock on a Dilla track. I am just grateful to be putting this song out and to the Culture and art form that Changed my life. Love.
5,298 Likes | 95 days ago | 119
Thanks @annenbergspace for hosting the event to debut the video for my new song HER Love featuring @danielcaesar and special guest @therealdwele The art exhibit there was amazing! #CONTACTHIGH
5,645 Likes | 95 days ago | 119
#LetLove: It was an enlightening and inspiring fireside chat with Pastor @ToureRoberts in LA earlier this week centered around God's Love, self-love, vulnerability and more. Thank you to everyone who came out. Photos by @PhotosbyRome.
8,976 Likes | 96 days ago | 122
It was an inspiring and exciting weekend in the city of Stockton, CA with my @ImaginexJustice team. We visited Stockton to support and learn from the amazing work Mayor Michael D. Tubbs and the leading community organizers are doing to make a difference in their own community. The work they are doing there is inspiring and puts on full display the power in us when we all can come together for the greater good. Photos by @IAmBethanieHines + @RockwellCreative for @Mic.