Via New Hampshire Journal:
Common rapped at the 2008 New Year celebration at Wright’s church. “I’m gonna let you know / No people want drama / We gonna vote for my man / What’s his name? Obama … Revolution is here,” he sang, and the Rev. Wright danced in the background.This would seem to put a whole new spin on why Obama was so quick to say the Cambridge police 'acted stupidly' after the Henry Louis Gates incident. Inviting 'poets' to the White House who show reverence for Cop Killers might help explain the mindset.
Some of Common’s poetry could also raise some eyebrows among those who might find cop-killing and racially-tinged or misogynist language beneath the Office of the Presidency.
“Tell the law my Uzi weighs a ton … I hold up a peace sign but I carry a gun,” raps Common in one appearance that was posted onto YouTube.
“Flyer say Free Mumia on my freezer,” he raps in another. Mumia Abu-Jamal is an incarcerated former member of the Black Panther Party who was convicted in 1981 for killing a Philadelphia police officer. Agitating for his release from prison has become a cause for many leftwing activists.
Common named his daughter after Assata Shakur, a Black Panther who was convicted of first-degree murder 1977. She escaped from prison and exiled to Cuba. The FBI recognizes her as a domestic terrorist.
Here is Common rappin' from the Trinity Pulpit. Ain't it quaint how he calls for revolution as Jeremiah dances?
Here is Common from 2007, in which he closes by saying 'I hold up a peace sign but carry a gun' after rappin' about those mean cops.
Here is a nice angry rant called 'Keep On' in which he raps that he's got a photo of cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal on his Fridge.