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Common: An Overnight Success 20 Years in the Making

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl A. Cobbin

So for anyone who thought the success of Common has come out of nowhere, please study the totality of his stellar career and his partnership with Derek. I realize what I'm requesting is odd in the world of tweets, sound bites and 24-hour news cycles. I promise you will be entertained.

iconic32 Launches in New York City With Common and Malik Yoba

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Akoshia Yoba

With the star power of rapper/actor Common and actor/entrepreneur Malik Yoba, iconic32's launch party demonstrated how simple it is to be a force for social good while also enjoying the privileges of being among the world's leading consumer classes.

Jacqueline Howard

Common Weighs In On Youth Violence & His Homecoming | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.04.2013 | Chicago

It seems as though no other city can replace Chicago for the multi-Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Common. After all, he is the emcee who once sai...

WATCH: Common Inspires South Side Kids To Pursue Dreams, Not Crime

Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact

Though Common's wild success has taken him far beyond Chicago's rough South Side where he grew up, he's returned to help -- and inspire -- the underpr...

Common's Mission To Help American Kids 'Get Schooled' (Exclusive)

The Huffington Post | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"How many of us really want to achieve in life and do something great?" hip-hop artist Common shouted into a packed high school auditorium. Lincoln H...