LargeUp Video: Common in Haiti (+ Live Freestyle w/ Derrick Rose)
Most valuable Okayplayer Common is literally everywhere these days: The White House, the NY Times Best Seller list, the set of the Daily Show, L.A., Chicago and yes, Haiti. Get the scoop on Com’s Caribbean sojourn courtesy of the island lifers over at LargeUp below:
It seems like rapper-turnt-actor and Okayplayer for life Common stepped off the set of one video shoot in LA and right onto a gulfstream jet bound for Port-Au-Prince to shoot the next one, for the next single off his forthcoming LPThe Dreamer, The Believer. The track is called “Sweet” and Common is clearly at fighting weight for this appearance. And based on the francophone snippet playing in the background the song should be le mastodonte–even if it sounds more like “Les Fleur” than Sweet Micky (FYI, it’s actually a sample from Tropeau Bleu, the 1975 LP from Cortex–thank you Dr. Google!). Team Com looks like they are making the most of their Haiti trip and most of all its good to see Port-au-Prince on the same world-conquering itinerary that includes The NY Times best seller list and the White House. Check it out and stay chuned for more on this.
And then after the jump (no pun intended) watch Com take to the court with another MVP, Derrick Rose at the Boys & Girls Club on the West side of Chicago. In support of the D. Rose 2 sneaker from Adidas, the duo gave a grip of Chi-town high schoolers the show of a lifetime, going head to head on the mic AND a game of three-on-three. Balling, indeed.