Common Launches ‘A Minute’ Lyric Contest
Participants must submit an original lyric that expresses why they think it's important to get tested. Contestants can submit entries -- which must be a minute or less -- at www.aminutecontest.com. Common will perform the lucky winner's lyric in a public service announcement, airing on MTV2 and MTVu. The PSA will premiere on National HIV Testing Day (June 27).
In other Common news, the rapper will join a slew of actresses and activists involved in the 10th anniversary celebration of 'The Vagina Monologues,' dubbed 'V to the Tenth.' Common, Eve and New-Orleans-based jazz/funk artist Charmaine Neville are set to perform at the the Superlove Celebration at the New Orleans Arena and Super Dome, taking place on April 11-12. Salma Hayek, Oprah Winfrey and Jessica Alba are among the list of celebrities scheduled to attend.