The rapper went on to talk about his come up and his debut album. “My dream was just to have a record and be heard. I named by album “Can I Borrow A Dollar?” because I’m from Chicago and at the time it was only East Coast and West Coast rap out. I wanted us to get on the map and I wanted to be heard too, as an artist,” he said.
Common then mentioned getting the opportunity to play his music at the White House. He says that it was a new experience for him and how it was not expected for a Black man to become president. The artist goes on to say that he took a moment to take it all in when he visited the White House, considering it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Therapy has become an important part of Common’s life, which is one of the things he talks about in his new book. The rapper then mentions the importance of KDAY to the listener and provides some insight as to why people should care about the station.
Watch the full KDAY Morning Show interview below: