Common Celebrates Black Excellence During “African Getdown” With Absolut Elyx

Common Celebrates Black Excellence During
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Hollywood Hills – “I’m asking my African brothers and sisters that reached North America, we need y’all in this plight stronger than ever,” the Academy/Grammy-Award winner unequivocally known as Common told an enthusiastic private audience nestled in a serene Hollywood Hills community at Elyx House late Thursday evening on March 8.

It was suitable commentary to close out an evening for an “African Getdown” where the Chicago rap legend asked all the righteous partygoers to come through wearing their best Motherland-inspired garbs and garments.

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The celebration brought Comm Sense’s last few achievements — his Oscar-nominated performance of “Stand Up For Something,” supergroup August Greene’s album release and work on Showtime’s The Chi — full circle and allowed for the evening to truly kick off with a bang.

“We need you to contribute artistically, politically and policy ways; contribute your minds towards freeing the people over here too…