When I got the message from @blackthought that Dave NY had transitioned to the next life, I was hurt and it hit me hard. I hadn’t talk to Dave in a while but he had been a thread that me Tariq , @talibkweli , the Great Jay Dilla and a lot of us in music had known and relied on. His Energy was special and unique in that with Dave, you knew everything was gonna be good and all would be taken care of. He took care of Dilla when he was sick and looked out in anyway possible and anyone that came around he made feel like Family. If there are angels on this planet, he was one and will continue to be with all the love and energy he left us with. My prayers and love to his family and loved ones. I know you and Dilla are saying “ there go Rash on that Hollywood Stuff”. Ha. GOD Bless your Soul my Brother. Love
A U G U S T 30TH
I’m telling y’all, being able to connect with y’all every night on tour is special to me. #LetLove #Aug30
I did speed dating for the first time yesterday at @iheartradio and actually enjoyed it. #letLove #aug30
August 11, 1973. Happy Birth Day Hip Hop. You are the love of my life!
RIP #MikeBrown. It’s been five years since you were killed by the police at the age of 18 years old and sparked a movement. God Bless you Mike. We continue to fight for justice and truth in your name.
“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” Toni Morrison. I’m deeply sadden to hear that one of our greatest writers and minds in American History, Toni Morrison, passed away last night at the age of 88. May God Bless Her Soul.
"We're reminded that, in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame, but rather how well we've loved and what small part we've played in making the lives of other people better” President Barack Obama. Wishing a very Happy Birthday to our President Barack Obama today!
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced" #JamesBaldwin. I’m wishing a very Happy Birthday today to the legend and icon James Baldwin. Baldwin has been one of the most influential voices in my work. RIP. RP via @ARRAYNow.
Greatest backstage at the #LetLoveTour
The energy at the @GrammyMuseum in LA was amazing last night for my #LetLove show! I had such a good time chatting about my work and performing some of my new music! Thank you to everyone who came out! Photos courtesy of the Recording Academy™/Photos by Alison Buck, Getty Images © 2019.
Amazing time in Seattle on my #LetLove Concert Tour! Thank you to everyone who came out! It was a beautiful evening that I was grateful to share with you all. I'll be in the great state of California this week with the first two #LetLove stops being in LA on Tuesday and Wednesday! I hope to see you there. Photos by @SadeCJoseph.
#Repost from @artinmotionchi The Insider's Guide to Art In Motion: You're invited to meet our team, learn more about our curriculum, and find out what life at AIM will be all about! Two chances: Saturday, July 20 from 9:00am to 11:00am OR Monday, July 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Please RSVP on our website for one of the sessions
I will be fighting for justice for as long as I live and for a long time after that! #faceappchallenge
This is heartbreaking! The Justice Department officially decided this morning that they will not charge the police officer who choked #EricGarner to death in an illegal chokehold in 2014. Five years later and still no justice. Sending Love and Light to Eric Garner's family and friends on what must be a painful and traumatic day. My heart breaks for Eric and his loved ones. This is a grave injustice. Art by @AFranks3. RP via @ImaginexJustice.
Beautiful work by Nigerian Artist @BarryYusufu_art that I recently came across. Keep up the great work brother and stay at it. Stay focused and you can achieve anything my man! I’m rooting for you.
The #LetLove Concert Tour is officially underway fam! We had a great show in Salt Lake City the other night and now off to the next city! Thanks to everyone who came out! I’ll see some of you on the next stop of the Tour! Photos by @lilianmichellephotography.
Y’all ready? The #LetLove tour is here! Goto www.thinkcommon.com for dates, times and tix.
#Repost from @limonhotcheetos What happens when u try to rob a liquor store while babylungs and common are in it??? Go watch HERCULES to find out 😈 • • shoutout @common and @box_a_chocolate for all the acting tips. i learned so much and have put it to good use since then!! Also thank u @jesyodio for bringing me on. luv u 5ever ur amazing 💕 💄💇 @mjscornerrr Styled by @kennlaw @cieanabri Directed by @carrickmg Produced by @teenager.la Clothes are from @akstylez of course and cherry earrings r from @shoptunnelvision 😝 📸 @nianiaandrews
So excited to announce that my new album, Let Love, comes out August 30th. Pre-order & pre-save the album at the link in bio. #LetLove
“Love + Resistance = Liberation” @AngelaRye. It was an incredible event at @BMike2C’s beautiful Studio BE in New Orleans yesterday with Congresswoman @RepIlhanOmar and Angela. Thanks to everyone who came out and thank you to our Partners @GlblCtzn, @ColorOfChange and @ImaginexJustice. Photos by @TauriacPhoto.
Getting a cut in London by my man @mr.trimmz before heading to NOLA for Essence Festival!
For one night only, I’m joining the @housymphony on stage for an unforgettable evening of music with a live orchestra. Tickets for September 4 at Jones Hall in downtown Houston > https://bit.ly/302NZNA
Stopped by @v-103.com @TheMorningCulturev103 @jadenovah @jrsportbrief @bigtiggershow @v103Atlanta to support Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this Saturday. Make sure you get tix. That’s if there are some some left. #letlove
Today I was doing a book signing at the @shinola Detroit flagship store. The people of Detroit came out. I love y’all! One person I met and shook my heart was Paige, the daughter of my late amazing friend J Dilla. It was so great to meet you @lil_dilla . What a surprise and a blessing. Thank You for showing up and Thank You Detroit and Shinola for the Love!
At 12 years old, Tamir Rice was tragically shot and killed by the Cleveland Police while he was playing in the park. Today would’ve been his 17TH Birthday. Instead of simply celebrating, Tamir’s courageous mother is still fighting to keep the cop who killed Tamir off the Cleveland Police Force. Sending Love and Light to Tamir’s family and friends. God Bless.
Wishing a Happy #Juneteenth to all of my brothers and sisters celebrating today! As we celebrate freedom and the end of chattel slavery in America, we are reminded that this country has never truly dealt with our past sins and our struggle for equality and justice continues. With the strength and perseverance of ancestors fueling our fight, I believe we will win and make America’s original promise of “all men are created equal” real. We are our ancestor’s wildest dreams.
It was an inspiring and exciting weekend in the city of Stockton, CA with my @ImaginexJustice team. We visited Stockton to support and learn from the amazing work Mayor Michael D. Tubbs and the leading community organizers are doing to make a difference in their own community. The work they are doing there is inspiring and puts on full display the power in us when we all can come together for the greater good. Photos by @IAmBethanieHines + @RockwellCreative for @Mic.
"We think a lot alike, huh?"
“The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see. Societies never know it, but the war of an artist with his society is a lover’s war, and he does, at his best, what lovers do, which is to reveal the beloved to himself and, with that revelation, to make freedom real” Mr. #JamesBaldwin. RP via @ImaginexJustice. #LetLove
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek" President Barack Obama. I’m proud to share the poster for my upcoming free community concert with my nonprofit @ImaginexJustice in Stockton, CA! #ImagineJustice will feature a captivating program dedicated to empowering audiences to be agents of change, celebrating the inspiring and courageous leaders who are making a difference in the community and providing audiences with an unforgettable night of live music, food and more! Art by @VCassinova.
Happy birthday to one of my favorite artist ever! Ms Lauryn Hill. You gave some of the greatest music ever to this planet and inspired so many. Bless You! Happy Born Day. Love
There’s two ways you can look at this picture. You can either say, my guy NO ID @cubansoze has had my back for a long time or I’ve been carrying him as a teammate on the basketball court for a long time. Actually, both can be true! #tbt #LetLove
This summer is starting to take form quite nicely! Meet me at the @smokingroovesfest on June 15th.
New live concert dates just added! Go to www.thinkcommon.com or link in bio for tickets.