Common, “King of Conscious Hip Hop,” @ GSU

On Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 3pm, Common will discuss his recently published book, One Day It’ll All Make Sense, in the Student Center Ballroom for the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Common to speak at GSU's Distinguished Speaker Series

“One Day It’ll All Make Sense is a gripping memoir, both provocative and funny.  Common shares never-before-told stories about his encounters with everyone from Tupac to Biggie, Ice Cube to Lauryn Hill, Barack Obama to Nelson Mandela. Drawing upon his own lyrics for inspiration, he invites the reader to go behind the spotlight to see him as he really is-not just as Common but as Lonnie Rachid Lynn.”-from Amazon

To learn more about the history of rap and hip-hop music, check out these titles:

1. Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip-Hop Culture
Greenwood Press, 2006
Call Number:  Ref. ML102.R27 B96 2006
Location: Library North 2, Reference Collection

2.  The Hip-Hop Years: the History of Rap
Channel 4 Books, 1999
Call Number: ML3531 .O65 1999
Location: Library North 4

3.  Hip Hop America
Viking, 1998
Call Number: ML3531 .G46 1998
Location: Library North 4

4. The Vibe History of Hip Hop
Three Rivers Press, 1999
Call Number: ML3531 .V53 1999


About La Loria Konata

La Loria Konata is an Assistant Professor and the Policy Studies Librarian. She holds a Juris Master from Emory Law, a Master in Public Administration from Georgia State and Master in Library Science from Clark Atlanta.
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4 Responses to Common, “King of Conscious Hip Hop,” @ GSU

  1. Sojourner Marable Grimmett says:

    I’m looking forward to attending and reading his book! Thank you!

  2. I love the picture you used for this post. I love Common and his music. He’s one of my favorite rappers. His songs are poetic in a certain sense. THank you for the great post!

  3. Tommy says:

    I cant wait to read this. So happy i stumbled upon this book. you should listen to Erene, the “new age” hip hop artist

  4. only just started to listen to Common he’s so underated as a rapper. Didnt realise he ever chilled with Pac or Big ? Glad I found this made me want to do some more research on him.