Common Covers Rolling Out Magazine + Discusses His Mother

Intern Oct 11 11 3 Comments

Rapper turned actor and now best-selling author Common covers this month issue of Rolling Out Magazine.  He discusses his new memoir titled,”One Day It’ll All Make Sense”. Common also speaks on how his mother, who’s an educator (Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines), and how she never really approved his decision to rap…

“I think, at a certain point, my focus was not about changing her mind  it was this is my dream, this is what I dreamed of for me, so I have to pursue that dream and live that dream. I love my mother, I respect her, but this is my dream so I have to go for it. I think I was able to change her mind organically. My intention wasn’t ”I gotta do this thing to make my mother love it”  even though I’m not going to act like I didn’t want to make my mother proud, but I think I was able to change her mind by putting her on my record cover, and then one day, it’ll all make sense, right?”

Common’s new album, The Dreamer, The Believer will be released Nov. 22, and you can catch him on the new AMC Western series Hell on Wheels, which premieres Nov. 6.

Are you feeling Common’s cover?

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3 Comments to “Common Covers Rolling Out Magazine + Discusses His Mother”

  1. Casuala says:

    rolling out is a dope magazine..
    ..
    Subway giving away $100 giftcards http://goo.gl/pnkjh …4 their 40th anniversary…next 24 hours only ..i been eating free all week..lol

  2. Shante says:

    Common is too fine

  3. MediaGoddess says:

    damn damn damn. that cover is nice

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