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Hip Hop Artist Common Sits Down with Larry King & First Ever Co-host NBA Vet Baron Davis‏


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For the first time ever, Larry welcomes a co-host to his Emmy nominated web-series Larry King Now: NBA vet and style icon Baron Davis. The pair chat with Hip Hop artist Common about the importance of his tenth album ‘Nobody’s Smiling’, how his daughter influences his music, and his friendship with the late Maya Angelou.

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Common opened up about his relationship with the late Maya Angelou and how she inspired him as a child:  “She was incredible, she actually did a poem on my last my last album called The Dreamer/The Believer. I met her doing a benefit together. We had a conversation about Paul Robeson, Tupac, and life, and we just became great friends.” Baron followed up by asking if her work inspired Common and his memoirs- “She was one of the writers I remember as a kid that made me want to write- Still I Rise, and Phenomenal Woman, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She influenced me.”

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At the end of the interview, Common answered social media questions from some of his biggest fans, including the biggest disappointments about hip-hop in the last decade:  “I think the biggest disappointment for me is that hip hop and music in general doesn’t sell as many records as it used to. The Internet has had a big effect upon that and I think also just the quality of music at a certain point went down.” Plus, where the best place is for him to write his hit songs and his music recommendations for the rap novice. (clips below)

To watch the interview, click here: Larry King Now w/Common + Baron Davis

CLIPS:

Common and Baron Davis discuss their decade-long friendship.

Common opens up about his relationship with the late Maya Angelou, and how she inspired him as a child.

Common and Baron Davis offer their stances on using the n-word, and the trouble with its recent ban in the NFL.

Common answers social media questions, including where he most likes to write and the biggest disappointment about hip hop in the last decade. Plus, his music recommendations for the rap novice.

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