Common’s White House Performance

Posted by | May 12, 2011 12:18 | Filed under: Top Stories

Rap artist Common made his controversial White House appearance Wednesday night, and by all accounts the Republic is still standing.

“I woke up with the sunshine, a sunshine I had never seen,” Common rapped gently over a twinkling piano accompaniment. “There was light at the end of it, reminding me to forever dream. I was dreaming I walked into the White House with love on my sleeve and love for each and every one of you, reminding you to believe.”

Common, sitting on a stool and wearing a light-gray suit, mourned — in quiet rhythmic verse — young people who suffer and die in a society hobbled by poverty and retribution.

“Destiny’s children — survivors, soldiers — in front of buildings their eyes look older,” he rapped. “It’s hard to see blessings in a violent culture.”

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