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Romeo + More — Top Five Tweets of the Week

In this week's round-up of the Top Five Tweets of the Week, despite backlash from the GOP regarding his invite to the White House, rapper Common was enlightened by the experience. After catching flack following his altercation with former girl friend Esther Baxter, Joe Budden

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Common Performs Conscious Poetry at White House — Video

Undaunted by the recent right-wing criticism for his "vile" lyrics, Common performed a spoken word poem at yesterday's (May 11) "An Evening of Poetry" at the White House without any pauses.

Earlier in the

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Sarah Palin Disses Common, Quotes ‘Rapper’s Delight’

Despite protesting rapper Common's poetry performance at the White House Wednesday night (May 11), presidential hopeful Sarah Palin claims to be a fan of hip-hop, using her familiarity with 32-year-old party-rap song 'Rapper's Delight' as evidence of her love of the culture.

In an appearance on Fox News'

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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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