Posts Tagged ‘Common’

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John Legend vs Teachers

March 4, 2010

“Men of Color and Education: A Discussion on the Pursuit of Excellence,” a special event on behalf of Teach For America’s Community Speaker Series. The two-hour discussion, moderated by David Banks, a prominent educator and founder of the Eagle Academy Foundation in New York, took on the air of a hip Town Hall. In front of a capacity crowd, made up of mostly African-American and Latinos who ranged in age from grade-school kids to people who looked old enough to be the grandparents of grade-school kids, the evening of dialogue about the issues facing today’s education system were discussed at an exhaustive clip.”

41st NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals

“Legend, a pianist, R&B balladeer and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, dubbed himself “the wonk” of the panel. He held firm to his belief in the standardized testing system currently in place, even in the midst of a smattering of boos from the audience. On the accountability issue, he came down hard on teachers, saying there needs to be better teachers in every classroom, and if they’re not good, “kick ‘em out”–a gutsy statement considering a large part of the audience was made up of teachers and educators.

As the night went on, Legend, seemingly aware he had made himself out to be the panel’s bad guy, said half-jokingly, “I guess I’m the only who says the unpopular things today, but I still make nice songs.” He also, at one heated point in the conversation, even cursed.”

source WSJ
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Two Queens + One King = Magical Fire !!!

February 26, 2010

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I stumbled yesterday on this music video featuring one of the most talented duo Floetry and one of the most talented rapper Common.Awesome performance,the beginning kind of reminded me of Jigga’s “ Song Cry”.I still can’t believe the duet broke up, their collective energy is so infectious through the computer screen.

Apparently,Nathalie Stewart’s departure is due to extreme personal reasons.I guess they’re dating and the relationship went hell thus make it almost impossible for them to sing together. Meanwhile Marsha Ambrosius showed off her solo skills on a new EP, which includes a duet with soul crooner Glenn Lewis. It’s cool but unfortunately lacks Floetry’s unique flavor we were used to.

Honestly, she should have been stayed with that god damn girl no matter how huge the mess was.She just proved by releasing her album that going solo aint really for her.When you hear the garbage (Beyonce, Ashanti or any other pseudo soul/ Rnb singer)which is being served to us on a daily basis you could only be sad and hoping deep in your heart that one day they’ll be back together because aint nothing touching Floetry !

Marsha Ambrosius – Yours Sincerely (EP) – Listen Here

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Pic of the Day

December 27, 2009

Friends Without A Border Gala Benefit - Arrivals

Common poses for a picture at the Friends Without A Border Gala Benefit held at The Roosevelt Hotel on December 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California

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Common In Colorado

November 23, 2009

Common just posted on his blog pictures of himself taken this week-end in Vail, Colorado.. wondered who took the pic.

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Common – I Used To Love H.E.R.

November 19, 2009

I have listened to this song for more than 12 years,but everytime feels like it’s the 1st time !

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Common already said everything: that’ss whats Hip Hop’s about! He did it with his Soul, thats the real rap music.I thank God that brazilian rappers have this same felling Common have to rhyme. ‘Cause if brazilian rappers starts to look like some mainstream USA rappers, mas, we’ll be fucked up.

 

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Last Night in the City

October 8, 2009