Common at House of Blues

June 9, 2016
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Chance the Rapper isn’t the only rapper made in Chicago. Common has been holding it down since the early 90s, with his debut album, Can I Borrow a Dollar? dropping in 1992. Since then he’s been keeping old school hip hop alive with socially conscious rhymes about the dangers of the streets and what we need to do to make a change. He’s been especially active after the tragic events in Ferguson, MO, such as appearing in the short film #Bars4Justice. The rapper has been keeping busy since the release of 2014’s Nobody’s Smiling. In 2015, he penned a two-year deal with HBO to start his own film company Freedom Road Productions. He’s also taken up more acting roles with his most recent appearances in The Wiz! Live and in Barbershop: The Next Cut starring fellow rapper Ice Cube.

Time: 7:30 pm

Tickets: Get ‘Em

Venue: House of Blues

Check out Common’s recent collaboration with Ice Cube on “Real People:”

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Examiner, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, Kitty Whipp, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.