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Common’s White House Performance Draws Criticism

Hip-hop will invade the White House, as rapper Common has just been announced as one of the performers at the celebration honoring American poetry Wednesday (May 11). The Chicago native will join the likes of Jill

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Common Was a Chicago Bulls Ball Boy Before Being a Rapper

Common's love for the game -- the rapper took a turn playing a basketball player in the 2009 romantic comedy 'Just Wright' -- is old news. But, back when the 39-year-old spitter was just little Lonnie Lynn, Jr. growing up on 87th St. and Stony Island in Chic

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Common to Produce, Star in Indie Film ‘L.U.V.’

Having seamlessly made the transition from conscious rapper to actor in films like 'American Gangster,' 'Terminator Salvation,' 'Street Kings' and 'Just Wright,' Common will now be taking a new executive role, as producer and star of indie film 'L.U.V.'

In the film, Common, born Lonnie Rashid L

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Common to Honor Dr. Maya Angelou at Chicago Gala

Chicago rapper Common will hold a high-profile gala fundraiser for his Common Ground Foundation in the Windy City on April 16.

The Common Ground Foundation Gala & Fundraiser will commemorate women who have demonstrated su

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Lauryn Hill + More — Top Five Tweets of the Week

In this week's round-up of The Top Five Tweets of the Week, Lauryn Hill is remorseful about disappointing her Atlanta fans several weeks back, when she arrived three hours late to a performance. Charlie Sheen shouts out his new friend Snoop Dogg b

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Common Honors Black History Month With Speaking Tour

Common will commemorate Black History Month with an AT&T-sponsored speaking tour, which aims to engage influential members of the black community. The Chi-town rapper will headline the AT&T 28 Days series, which will make stops in Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York City.

The tour k

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Common to Speak at University of Wyoming MLK Celebration

Common will be the keynote speaker at the University of Wyoming's 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Days of Dialogue. The annual celebration and tribute to the iconic leader and activist is slated for Jan. 17-21 and Common will give his speech

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Common Shares ‘Ghetto Dreams’ With Nas on New Album

Common will release his ninth studio album, 'The Dreamer, The Believer,' in 2011, and he tells TheBoomBox it will pair him with one of hip-hop's elite. "I have a remix already for a song I have calle

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Common to Host National Tree Lighting Ceremony

Common will spread a little holiday cheer this year, acting as host of the 87th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C. next month. The news, was announced by the National Park Se

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Common to Release Memoir in June

Jay-Z's 'Decoded' memoir is currently the talk of the town, but Common is the latest rapper to set his sights on infiltrating the publishing world. The Chi-Town native has inked a new deal with Atria Books to release his first memoir in June, 20

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