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#NewMusicFriday: Common pays homage to hip-hop with "HER Love," Gucci Mane connects with Meek Mill on "Backwards" and Cassie is creating "Moments

ABC/Fred WatkinsAnother Friday, another bout of music to shift through and stream. This week brings new offerings from CommonGucci Mane and a snippet of a forthcoming record from Cassie.  

For his latest effort, "HER Love," Common reflects on the past 25 years of hip-hop as he pays homage to the genre which has shaped him into much of who he is today. The track boasts a guest appearance from Daniel Caesar and Dwele, as well as unreleased production from the late J. Dilla

The veteran rapper also dropped off an accompanying visual, in which he name checks the likes of Nipsey HussleYoung ThugCardi B and many more. "HER Love" is the latest single off of Common's new LP Let Love Have the Last Word, which shares its title with the memoir he released last month. 

It's a meeting of the minds on Gucci's newest record, "Backwards," which features Meek Mill. The single was dropped off with little to no notice, as it premiered exclusively on Ebro Darden's Beats 1 Radio show on Thursday. 

According to Guwop, "Backwards" was one of the easiest songs he's ever produced due to his chemistry and shared experiences with Meek.

"It's one of the most organic records you can ever make. We made this in a penthouse in Miami...Just in my house, just vibing," Gucci told Darden. "So I feel like this, you can't get more natural than this, man."

In addition to the new record, the Atlanta phenom also shared that his forthcoming album, Delusions of Grandeur, would be seeing the light of the day in the next few weeks. 

As for Cassie, the mom-to-be has dropped off a teaser of her newest single "Moments." No word yet on when the track is set to be released. 

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