Common live at the House of Blues in LA [Review] #HHCLA
Los Angeles, CA – Very few artists nowadays can claim to have done the following during a live show: improvised free-styles for more than 10 minutes, up-rocked, windmilled, serenaded a woman and got her all weak-kneed, and got the show DJ to pop-lock.
Who is this eternal artist with this masterful set of hip-hop skills? It’s the one (and only) Chi-Town MC: Common. Common performed at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip on Dec. 30, 2013. See how it all went down after the jump.
Though some may think that Common has gone all Hollywood actor on us, his hip-hop roots are alive and well. The MC responsible for legendary tracks like “1999” sent the haters home to rethink their thought processes. He let loose his hits from his albums, including Can I Borrow A Dollar and The Dreamer / The Believer.
A fountain flowing with positive vibes and showmanship was ever present. Especially when Common got his DJ Twilite Tone into the act. Twilite Tone left the ones and twos, and brought his pop-locking skills back out fresh from those legendary Dem Dare crew days. All the while, the Pharrell-produced “Universal Mind Control” put the crowd in a frenzy. To say Common is not needed in today’s hip-hop culture is like saying humans don’t need water.
Photography and review by Maxwell Benson for HipHopCanada