Rapper/actor Common has been cast as the lead in the TV adaptation of Black Samurai.
The Oscar and Grammy winner will take on Robert Sand and his heroic alter-ego in the project, which is based on author Marc Olden’s 1974 book series of the same name.
Sand trains with a Japanese samurai master and subsequently becomes a martial arts expert. After facing racism in the military, he seeks revenge against the corrupt leaders who took his friends' lives and becomes a killing machine.
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U.S. President Barack Obama has met with musicians including Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys and Common to discuss efforts to keep his My Brother's Keeper initiative going beyond 2017.
The leader launched the campaign, which aims to support programs that keep young people of colour out of legal trouble, in 2014, and he wants to ensure it continues long after his presidency comes to an end next year (17).
He invited a number of top R&B and hip-hop acts to the White House on Friday (15Apr16) to help him tackle the issue, with guests also including Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, Ludacris, Chance the Rapper, J. Cole, Wale, and DJ Khaled.
"Today I met @barackobama," Khaled wrote on Instagram.com. "Had the biggest... talk you could imagine. Me and my brother j cole talking more wins more blessings... @barackobama thank u for the invite. I'm so inspired. BLESS UP #mybrotherskeeper..."
The Suicide Squad was formed by Amanda Waller, the head of Belle Reve Penitentiary and a high ranking government official. Wishing to protect the world from deadly threats, Waller formulates a plan to reform (by force) a number of her most special inmates who all possess unique abilities.
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O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Common, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr. , Aldis Hodge - Celebrities attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th April 2016
O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge , Common - 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios - Arrivals at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th April 2016
Common Would Love To Work With Michelle Obama After The First Lady Of The United States Debuted Her Rapping Skills.
Michelle teamed up with Saturday Night Live comedian Jay Pharaoh and College Humor back in December last year (15) to promote a rap video urging kids to go to college.
In the video, she raps, "South Side Chicago, we all know / We had to do overtime every night to make it tomorrow."
The lyrics struck a chord with rapper Common, who is from the city's South Side.
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When there's nowhere left to turn, the bad guys might just turn out to be your only option. Amanda Waller is the leader of a task force who keeps on losing members of her team, she comes up with an idea to form a specialised task force formed with some of the most dangerous criminals that are currently in jail.
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Hip-hop Stars Including Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco And Common Paid Tribute To Their Rapper Friend Dj Timbuck2 After He Lost His Battle With Cancer On Saturday (19dec15).
The Chicago-based musician and radio DJ, real name Tim Jones, passed away at the age of 34 following a long battle with the disease.
Jones was a revered music icon in Chicago, responsible for showcasing local artists and helping them break into the mainstream.
He also toured with some of the Windy City's biggest names in hip-hop, such as Common, Fiasco and West, who all paid tribute to their late friend on social media..
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The Barbershop gang are back once again. Having had to team up with Angie's ladies salon to be able to stay afloat, the Barbershop is no longer a man only zone and not all of Calvin's customers are happy having to share but they make it work.
Sharing the salon floor is the least of the towns problems, ever more frequently their streets are being overrun by gangs fighting for territory, new corner boys and customers. Calvin and the residents who love their town and want it returning to its former state, decide to take matters into their own hands.
Barbershop: The Next Cut is the forth film in franchise which includes a spinoff called Beauty Shop. The film was directed by Malcolm D. Lee who directed the hugely successful 'The Best Man' series of films.
Actress Judy Greer Has Landed Common And Allison Janney For Her Directorial Debut.
The Descendants star will step behind the camera for A Happening of Monumental Proportions, which is set in a Los Angeles school.
Written by Gary Lundy, the script for the project was a semi-finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship, and a finalist for the Writer's Lab at the Sundance Film Festival.
Greer will take on the film after she wraps War for the Planet of the Apes, in which she reprises her role as Cornelia, the wife of ape army leader Caesar.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Snoop Dogg, Russell Simmons, And J. Cole Hit The Streets Of Washington, D.c. On Saturday (10oct15) To Mark The 20th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Movement's Million Man March.
Fellow hip-hop stars Chuck D, Young Jeezy, Jay Electronica and Common were also among the thousands who joined Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to demand racial equality as part of the Justice…Or Else! march.
The demonstrators, who flooded the National Mall, called for action to combat the increasing numbers of alleged police brutality incidents involving black youths across the U.S. and even chanted the lyrics to Kendrick Lamar song Alright.
The march, which was live-streamed on Combs' Revolt website, also featured a performance by Common, who shared a photo of himself onstage after the gig and captioned it, "Rocking DC for Million Man March 20yr (year) Anniversary".
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Kanye West was upstaged by his two-year-old daughter North as she graced the front row with her mother Kim Kardashian West during the rapper's New York Fashion Week show.
Kanye West's daughter was the star attraction at his New York fashion show.
The 'Stronger' hitmaker debuted the second season of his Kanye West x Adidas Originals Collection at the Skylight Modern yesterday (16.09.15) but all eyes were on his two-year-old daughter North on the front row.
The little girl - who was sat on her mother Kim Kardashian West's lap - spent the whole show calling, ''Mommy, mommy, mommy,'' according to Women's Wear Daily.
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