'One Day It'll All Make Sense': Common Reflects on His Life and Music

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Common rose to fame as a rapper in the 1990s, and his childhood and teenage years clearly influenced his music. He's also found success as an actor, and now as a writer — his new memoir, "One Day It'll All Make Sense," which shares the title of his 1997 album, came out yesterday.

Common and his mother, Dr. Mahalia Hines, discuss the book, the impact of racism and the death of Emmett Til on Common's music, and why he went into rap.

Check out the video of Common talking on The Takeaway, below:

Guests:

Common and Dr. Mahalia Hines

Produced by:

Tim Einenkel and Jillian Weinberger

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