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Obama can change hip hop, says Common

By | Published on Tuesday 16 December 2008

As if expectations of Barack Obama weren’t already unrealistically high, now rapper Common has said that he thinks the new US Prez is the man who can convince rappers to choose more positive subject matters for their tracks.

Common told CNN: “I really do believe we as hip-hop artists pick up what’s going on in the world. I think hip hop artists will have no choice but to talk about different things and more positive things”.

“Try to bring a brighter side to that because, even before Barack, I think people had been tired of hearing the same thing”.