Common's Softwear and society
So, as we all know from the recent contest, Common has come out with his own clothing line in a partnership with tech-giant Microsoft. Although I was not one of the lucky winners chosen, I still plan on ordering some of these really cool t-shirts. I want them not just because the designs on them are incredible, but because of what they represent. To me personally, Common's music and message of self-enlightenment, equality, and respect to oneself and others, is a message that I believe everyone in this country needs to hear. It is so unfortunate that in today's society there are still people who are so close-minded, ignorant, and intolerable to issues such as race relations, same-sex marriage, gun control, the environment, etc. etc.
My hope is that when people see me wearing these cool t-shirts, they will stop and say to me " Hey, where did you get that t-shirt?" and as a reply I might say, "It is a Common t-shirt, the artist. If you haven't heard of him, you should check him out and what he has to say, and it sounds great too." Music is a great way to get people thinking and once people start thinking, they start acting. Actions speak volumes, so hopefully we can spread the word and make a difference.