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Sunday
Sep022012

‘Made in America’ Rocks with Jay-Z, Obama and More

PRNewsFoto/BET Networks(Philadelphia, Pa.) -- “Made in America” concert goers are still buzzing about Jay-Z’s blow out set at his inaugural music festival Saturday night, in which special guests including Kanye West and Common brought down the house with HOVA.

The rap mogul even roped in President Obama, who made a video appearance to voice his support for Made in America’s patriotic purpose and urge attendees to register to vote.

An hour ahead of the start of MIA’s second day, there seemed to be almost as many voter registration volunteers as concert goers.

Blame it on the rain or Jay-Z’s show-stopping set — it sounds like it’ll be all but impossible to top his chaos-enduring rendition of “N***** in Paris.”

But with an A-list group of performers on deck Sunday — from Drake to Run DMC to Pearl Jam — a legendary show is likely to go down anyway.

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Tuesday
Oct262010

There Will Be Something 'Common' About the President's Get Out the Vote Rallies

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Lonnie Rashied Lynn, Jr. -- better known as Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common -- will join President Obama in Chicago on Saturday for his get out the vote rally. Common is a favorite son there -- born on the South Side and a member since he was eight years old of the Trinity United Church of Christ, once led by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

The artist, whose debut album was titled Can I Borrow a Dollar?, will also join the president and Vice President Biden at Cleveland State University on Sunday for a rally there.

Common was featured in will.i.am’s famous "Yes We Can" video and performed at President Obama’s “Home States” inaugural ball.

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