Pretty sure this is a newly announced show — and not much time to prepare for it. Common is slated to hit Marquee Theatre on Sept. 13. Ironically, that’s just 10 days after Ice Cube rolls through the same venue; if you recall, the pair once engaged in a little beef.
The timing of this is also coincidental in that I was chatting last week with Angela, who said she’s listening to Common’s entire catalog. When she said she was about halfway through, I believe my reply was: “Stop right there.” That was only a partial joke because I liked most of 2007’s Finding Forever, even (surprisingly) Drivin’ Me Wild with Lily Allen.
And if you didn’t know, my recurring hip-hop feature, I Used to Love H.E.R., is named after a classic Common track (the one that allegedly sparked his beef with Ice Cube, actually).
Tickets for the show are $29 in advance. Get ’em here. No support acts have been announced yet.
Let’s keep it old school (that is, his pre-Gap-hawking days … no, I can’t let it go). Common’s video for Resurrection: