Win Tickets to Common on 12/8 at the TLA!

Common has been making music since the early 90s, developing a cult following which eventually led to mainstream success and Grammy awards. He’s collaborated with everyone from Lauryn Hill and Questlove to Erykah Badu and Kanye West. On Monday, December 8th, he performs the TLA with opening acts Jay Electronica and Philly’s own Chill Moody.

Want to win tickets?

Here’s how to enter:

1. Comment on this post answering the question — What is your favorite Common track?

2. We will be announcing the winner over Twitter so be sure to follow us @rockonphillymag to be kept in the loop!

The contest will run from Tuesday, December 2nd at 10AM EST until Saturday, December 6th at 2PM EST.

If you’d like to buy tickets, click here. In the meantime, here are a few Common songs to hold you over until the show!


  1. Nicole

    December 2, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Come close

  2. jackie

    December 2, 2014 at 10:06 am

    A Dream!

  3. Natalie

    December 2, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Come Close! If it didn’t change your life, then the video definitely did!

  4. Nathaniel

    December 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    “Testisfy” Hands down one of the most cinematic videos of all time, Starring Academy award nominee, Taraji P. Henson.

    Follow me on Twitter @UHateNastyNate


  5. Dawn Seip

    December 4, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    the light

  6. Calvin Austin

    December 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    The People

  7. Lawann

    December 4, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    My favorite common track. I used to love her. One of the reason I feel in love with hiphop.

  8. Chay b

    December 4, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    My favorite common song would have to be BE in that song he explains you can be whomever I love the fact that he had his dad on that track as well.

  9. James

    December 5, 2014 at 2:34 am

    The people!!!

  10. Kyle

    December 5, 2014 at 2:43 am

    There is so many classic timeless songs he has! But I would say “I used to love H.E.R” would be one of the best true Realest stories hip-hop and music culture has ever heard. To play they song and realized he talking about hip-hop as a woman is simply amazing! And lines from those rhymes are still being used to this day. “I met this girl when I was ten years old, and what I loved much she had so much soul!” -common classic quote.

    Follow me on twitter at @slicc_lyrics it’s been a dream to see common live!

  11. Kyle

    December 5, 2014 at 2:48 am

    I will add this the song “rewind” on his new album nobody’s smiling is a time traveler, he takes you back and explain in unbelievable detail about the life and remembering good times with his good friend and hip-hop legend J-dilla. Common did not hold back not one but from that song, that’s what makes him a great artist
    Follow me on twitter @slicc_lyrics I really hope to win lol

  12. K-Len

    December 5, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Black Maybe. Such a powerful tale about black life illustrated in only a way common could tell it

  13. Lamont

    December 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

    The People. Common spitting knowledge about the world in a way only he could

  14. Francesca

    December 5, 2014 at 10:01 am

    It’s impossible to narrow down to one track but if I must it’d be “I Used To Love H.E.R.”


  15. Lawann

    December 5, 2014 at 11:32 am

    My favorite common song is I used to love her one of the best songs of outr generation

  16. Mike Scuilli

    December 5, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    So many great ones, listening to Common at that period of my life where every song meant something about my transition to adulthood.

    I’d have to go with ‘It’s Your World’ Live it’s just unreal the way Com and his band/dj build the song throughout. Great stuff.

  17. Kyle

    December 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Can’t forget 7 deadly sins!

  18. Kyle

    December 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    universal mind control !! I can go all day with common tracks! I need those tickets! Follow @slicc_lyrics

  19. Kyle

    December 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Common’s “Go!” Prod by kanye west from the album Be

  20. Chad

    December 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Testify would be mine, I just love story telling

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