Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn    born March 13,better known by his stage name Common formerly Common Senseis an American rapper, actor, writer, philanthropist, and activist. Common debuted in with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? Common's first major-label album Like Water for Chocolate received commercial success.
January edited January in Strut Central. For all I know he is gay. Anyone got the lowdown on how this went down?
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things.
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It was reported yesterday that the final album from A Tribe Called Quest has hit number one on the Billboard chartwhich is an impressive accomplishment in this day and age. As to why the normally mellow Tribe Called Quest fellas got roped into such an extreme song concept is unclear, but I like to believe that it went down as follows:. They all got really stoned and Lord Jamar basically dared Q-Tip to make a song explaining why homosexuality will be lead to the downfall of civilization as we know it.
The main stream of hip hop culture itself tends to be deeply homophobic, I think it's fair to say. It's cool to see out folks making any kind of headway. I know there's an LA rapper that goes by Gay Mike or something like that, he's part of some crew.
Not only does Noreaga — sometimes known simply as N. E, but born Victor Santiago Jr. But as Transracial notesjust like some advice being handed out to gay HollywoodNoreaga acknowledges most gay rappers will wait till they have established careers before coming out.
We got it from Here The LP is timely, with a great energy and bars on bars of wisdom. While working on the new songs, the group says they were connected to the world around them in a new way, and that the songs were designed to provide balance in these trying, in-between times.