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He’s a hip-hop artist, Hollywood star, author, poet and activist.
Join the multi-talented Common, as he discusses the importance of
getting involved in your community, his work in Haiti, and his New
York Times Bestseller: One Day It’ll All Make Sense.
A critically lauded, underground hip-hop artist who eventually
found mainstream success with his artistically daring and
politically conscious music, Common eventually parlayed his profile
into acting. Common began his career as a cult figure in
alternative hip-hop in the early 1990s, at a time when commercial
rap was dominated by warring gangstas from both coasts. With his
literary lyrics focused more on love and spirituality than drugs
and guns, Common built a following among music critics and hip-hop
fans alienated by the negative direction of gangsta rap. He earned
some backlash for doing so, but eventually triumphed in the late
1990s amidst a growing revival of old school hip-hop. Following a
number of best-selling, Grammy-winning albums, he began an acting
career. Unlike Common's musical content, which was socially
outspoken and positive, his early supporting film roles found him
playing just the type of street thugs his music had railed against.
As he began to find his footing in action and comedy features,
Common proved that his magnetism and persona as a stage performer
translated quite well to big screen characters.
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Date: Monday, April 15th,
Time: Doors open at 5:15 PM. Please
arrive early for the best seating. Lecture starts at 6:15pm.
Location: Carnesecca Arena, Queens