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Common Talks Hip-Hop And Social Change: ‘It’s an evolving organism’

In a recent interview with the New York Times for their TimesTalks segment, Chi-Town emcee Common dropped insight surrounding topics such as his hip-hop career, influence on young black leadership, and hip-hop’s ability to encourage social change. Common is recognized as a Grammy award-winning musician who is a polished artist with soulful poetry who is […]

Barack Obama Taps Kehinde Wiley to Paint His Presidential Portrait

If you haven’t heard of Kehinde Wiley yet, it’s time to get familiar. Having made the name for himself after painting portraits of LL Cool J, Michael Jackson, Notorious B.I.G., Wiley now will add the biggest name in his collection yet. The Smithsonian Portrait Gallery (which holds some of Wiley’s previous work) announced that former […]