Common’s White House Performance
“I woke up with the sunshine, a sunshine I had never seen,” Common rapped gently over a twinkling piano accompaniment. “There was light at the end of it, reminding me to forever dream. I was dreaming I walked into the White House with love on my sleeve and love for each and every one of you, reminding you to believe.”
Common, sitting on a stool and wearing a light-gray suit, mourned — in quiet rhythmic verse — young people who suffer and die in a society hobbled by poverty and retribution.
“Destiny’s children — survivors, soldiers — in front of buildings their eyes look older,” he rapped. “It’s hard to see blessings in a violent culture.”Click here for reuse options!
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