Common Brought Hop Hip Baby!!!
The Hip Hop Renaissance Man as he is affectionately called says “its all about pushing boundaries and winning”, and it was obvious as he took the crowd through a nostalgic medley of songs over his musical career. His career which has lasted over some 16 years has obviously prepared him for this magnificent transformation as an artist. Common who is famous for his high energy stage performance, did not fail to deliver for the Jazz In The Gardens patrons in attendance. He paid tribute to his home town of Chicago and gave a shout out to his colleague Kanye West and even teamed up with his former girlfriend Erykah Badu to do the song “The Light”.
Following his performance, Common held at a press conference, when he was asked about his decision to appear at the Jazz in the Gardens festival, he said that he was drawn to the warmth and love of the people of Miami Gardens and gave kudos to Mayor Shirley Gibson for her hard work and great hospitality. Common vows to return to the Miami Gardens community to give back to the people, who have supported him over the years. He further commented on the status of hip hop music, saying that hip hop is an art form, its graffiti, its fashion, it’s an expression and that’s why it will live on.
Common who has plans to launch a film company this year, is also working on fourth children’s book and the Common Ground Foundation in Chicago.