Live at the Ryman
with special guest Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh
Offer valid from Tuesday, 8/20 @ 10am until Wednesday, 8/21 at 10pm
Common has been one of the most highly influential figures in rap music, keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap alive in an era when the mainstream and hardcore have increasingly threatened to obliterate everything in its path. His outward-looking, nimbly performed rhymes and political consciousness haven’t always fit the fashions of rap trends, but he has been praised by critics from the start and achieved mainstream popularity with the gold-selling Like Water for Chocolate (2000), Be (2005), and Finding Forever (2007). The rapper has since juggled his recording career with a series of high-profile acting roles. This hasn’t hindered the reception of his subsequent albums, highlighted by The Dreamer/The Believer (2011), Nobody’s Smiling (2014), and Black America Again (2016), which have routinely placed within the Top Five of the R&B/hip-hop chart. Through the Erykah Badu collaboration “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)” and the Kanye West-produced “Southside,” as well as his and John Legend’s “Glory,” written and recorded for the historical drama Selma, Common is a a three-time Grammy winner.
Maimouna Youssef (also known as Mumu Fresh) is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, activist and acclaimed Hip Hop artist who’s been called a “quadruple threat” by The Roots’ Black Thought and “groundbreaking” by Oscar-winning artist, Common.