Monday, December 19, 2011

Rapper Common

Renowned poet Maya Angelou is at odds with the rapper Common. On the song "The Dreamer" from his newly released album "The Dreamer, The Believer", Maya recites a poem that she wrote and throughout the track, rapper common drops the N-word several times. After hearing this track, Maya made the following statement: "I’m surprised and disappointed. I don’t know why he chose to do that. I had never heard him use that [word] before. I admired him so because he wasn’t singing the line of least resistance." Click here for more.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Maya, you know you're my shero. BUT, wake up honey, this is the same man who gladly joined in with Kanye to pen an ode to drug dealing on Kanye's first album. SMH...