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Friday, December 4, 2009

Common and Kid Cudi tonight for Free

It’s just what hip-hop heads and those who love thoroughly delivered gut-wrenching lyrics have been waiting for. Two of the hottest rappers in the game are coming to Gainesville. The multifaceted hip-hop veteran and entertainer, Common, and the rising star, Kid Cudi, will be performing in a free concert at Flavet Field tonight (12/4).

If you’re not familiar with these two, you’ve probably been living under a rock. The Grammy-award winning, Chicago-born rapper Common has been rocking the stage since 1992, back then he was known as Common Sense. His first major album was the critically-acclaimed 2000 release Like Water for Chocolate, which was followed by four more releases. His next album, The Believer, is set to drop next year. But some of you might know him from the silver screen. He has starred in roles alongside Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, and Angelina Jolie in movies such as American Gangster, Street Kings and Wanted.

Kid Cudi rhymed his way into millions of playlists with his first mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi. The Grammy-nominated, Cleveland, Ohio-born rapper soon signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label, which is also home to Common. This year, he had everyone embracing a “Mr. Solo Dolo” mentality with his chart-topping single "Day ‘n’ Nite." After announcing a possible retirement from hip-hop because of all the stress surrounding the industry, Kid Cudi recognized the need for his presence and announced that he will keep making music. His debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day was released in September.

The concert is hosted by UF’s Student Government Productions Music & Entertainment. The event starts at 7 p.m., and is free to the public. No tickets are necessary.

-Margaret Francois

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