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Common Sense

I caught this little primer by rapper-turned-actor Common (formerly Common Sense) in the L.A. Times Magazine on the differences between the acting and rapping. I clicked on it not expecting much, but it’s actually a good read.


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1 Jon DeRosa   ~  Jun 16, 2010 11:47 am

I went to see Hustle and Flow down in Kips Bay when it came out. Common sat right behind us - we were both really into it and we even discussed it a little.

Only I had no idea who he was, so I just figured he was a regular guy, albeit wearing some fairly intense get up. But the couple I was with contained my hippest friend and she knew who he was and after she told me gleefully, "That was Common!"

Only I had literally never even heard of the guy, so I thought she was describing something or someone as common. A 5 minute abbott and costello routine ensued.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 16, 2010 11:52 am

Nice! Chicago-based rapper. His second lp, Ressurection (1994) is his best, at least sonically. He was still an immature guy and I'm sure he's grown a lot since, but his subsequent records never moved me like this one. Good-looking guy. I thought he was humble in this little piece. Good stuff.

3 The Hawk   ~  Jun 16, 2010 12:13 pm

Before reading the piece, I'll say Common annoys the **** out of me.

4 ms october   ~  Jun 16, 2010 12:15 pm

[2] yeah ressurection was his best album to me too. there were some tracks from be and finding forever that i liked too.
common is an interesting dude like a lot of chi-town mcs.
yeah, interesting stuff.

5 Ben   ~  Jun 16, 2010 12:27 pm

Good piece. I like Common. Always seemed a little full of his own take on things, but he's also always growing and seeking out new stuff.

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