‘Rap is a blessing’ according to Common

Chicago’s own [tag]Common[/tag], who just recently released his veritable seventh LP “Finding Forever“, made a freestyle hip-hop performance for AOL’s 16 Bars. There he said, amongst other things, that “to be able to rap is a blessing; it’s a gift”, and afterwards unleashed some his rap phenomena, spitting rhymes and beats all over the place.

After the rap session Common did a small interview as well, check it out at AOL. Here’s a snippet:

Tell us about ‘Finding Forever.’
‘Finding Forever’ is my new album, which is coming out July 31. I entitled it ‘Finding Forever’ because I thought about making music that would be here forever. Music that would be timeless and ageless, and would be able to go for generations beyond my physical existence. As I thought of that title, I began to think about forever for all of us — finding our purpose in life and what our legacy would be, what will our contribution be and how we will be remembered. That’s what “finding forever” meant for me; just finding that place where I can create something that will be memorable and timeless throughout life.

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