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Rapper Common responds to Jay Z: He's socially conscious too


In this digital exclusive, watch Ari Melber’s full interview with Emmy, Oscar and Grammy-award winning rapper Common. In the wide-ranging interview, Common discusses dealing with childhood abuse, speaking up for marginalized people in the Trump era and reacts to lyrics about him by fellow rapper Jay Z, noting that while he makes social conscious music, Jay Z is now “helping to change neighborhoods, doing things in the community.” Common also cites some of his favorite conscious artists, including Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Bob Dylan. The interview is part of Common’s first appearance on “The Beat with Ari Melber”, a news and politics show that also covers topics in culture and music.