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What’s Happening to Common Sense?

I have always been a super huge fan of rapper Common Sense since his very first album, Can I Borrow a Dollar?, but things I have been noticing about him lately are starting to raise some concern.

First, on November 13, 2011, Common posted the following message on his Twitter page:

Really, Common? 6-6-6?!?!

For those of you who don’t know, Hell On Wheels is a new television series which airs on the AMC channel. The show tells the story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier who sets out to get revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. Common plays the role of Elam Ferguson, a newly emancipated half Black and half White slave.

Now, one thing that peaked my interest was the choice of name for Common’s character. Right off top, I recalled reading it in the Bible, but still wanted to dig a little deeper. When searching for ‘Elam’ as a regular word and not a name, I found the following definition:

Elam was an ancient civilization in what is now southwest Iran.

And when searching for ‘Elam’ as a name, I found this meaning:

The verb lm (‘alam), meaning to be hidden or concealed. This root comes with the derivation taalumma (‘taalumma), meaning hidden thing.

Very interesting, wouldn’t you say? But wait! There’s more!!!

The latest thing to trigger intrigue is the cover artwork for Common’s next album set to drop December 2011, The Dreamer/The Believer:

Why would he hold out this long to sell out now? Or was he already showing his allegiance with Universal Mind Control???

But, hey, THAT’S MY OPINION.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in Illuppets, Industry, Symbolism

 

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