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12.11.14 Rhett Jones

Hip-hop moguls came together on Wednesday to talk to Governor Andrew Cuomo about reforms needed in the wake of the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD. Jay Z and Russell Simmons came together at Cuomo’s Manhattan office to talk about the specific changes that should be made to restore public confidence […]

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03.05.14 Andy Cush

Well, this is unusual. To promote the next season of smash-hit Game of Thrones, HBO will release a mixtape of hip hop and Latin artists making music about the show. Participating musicians include Wale, Big Boi, Daddy Yankee, Bodega Bamz, and Common. From the sound of things, it’s a pretty blatant ploy to attract a nonwhite audience. […]

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05.17.11 Bucky Turco

Terrible Fox News person Bill O’Reilly is apparently still very upset over the White House inviting lily-white rapper Common to a poetry event and so Jon Stewart ventured into enemy territory to try and help set the record straight. […]

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05.11.11 Bucky Turco

“On Wednesday evening, ‘cop killer rapper‘ Common attended the White House’s Black Panther rally and with both middle fingers extended toward the flag, recited a poem about killing white people to the delight of President Obama and his guests,” Fox News wishes it could report. Press play to see what really happened. […]

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Bucky Turco

Meet David Jones. He’s the mouthy president of the NJ State Troopers Fraternal Association who is manufacturing faux outrage over Michelle Obama’s decision to invite puppy dog rapper Common to recite non-controversial poetry at a White House event. […]

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05.26.09 Bucky Turco

Somehow, despite his mostly mediocre acting skills, Common still lands prominent roles in some major movies. He’s in the newly released Terminator and in this interview (1:01), the rapper discusses not really being a fanboy of the series—he saw the sequel before the original—but appreciating T2 for its wardrobe sense: […]

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