It wasn’t long ago that rapper and actor Common, who has a reputation as being one of the more progressive and socially conscious members of the hip-hop community, wanted nothing to do with politics.
“I wasn’t really into politics…any politicians I’d see on TV I’d turn the TV off because it all sounded the same to me,” Common said during a conference call.
But when Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president, that all changed. Common said he found that Obama was addressing the issues that really mattered to him and people in the communities like Chicago where he grew up, so he supported Obama’s successful run for president two years ago.
Now just three days away from crucial midterm elections for the House and Senate, Common is at it again. Find out more about why Common’s riled up here.