(AllHipHop News) Rap star Common returned to his hometown of Chicago, to do some good for the local community earlier this week.
The rapper surprised seniors at Whitney Young Magnet High School with an inspirational pep talk.
The award-winning actor/rapper /author explained how he overcame a variety of personal, and professional obstacles during his legendary career.
“Once I started recognizing that I am who I am and the roles that are meant for me, I’m going to get, I started sending positive energy when those other people got those roles,” Common told the students. “It made me feel greater and I was able to focus more on what I’m supposed to be doing and less on thinking that person didn’t deserve that.”
The rap star then grabbed a microphone to freestyle during an impromptu performance backed by the Whitney Young’s Jazz Combo's renditions of a variety of J. Dilla tracks.