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Fresh off earning his very first Oscar nomination (Best Original Song for “Stand Up For Something” from the Marshall soundtrack), Common stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. The Chicago rapper talked about attending last weekend’s GRAMMY Awards, his new supergroup with Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, and his relationship with Chance The Rapper, who he left an encouraging voice mail for (at the urging of his grandmother) eight years before meeting him.

On a more political note, Common also discussed his powerful new TV show The Chi, which he stars in and executive produced, and how being involved with the Selma movie inspired him to become more politically active. “It simply boils down to, with all that’s going on in the world, with people feeling so nervous and fearful about things, we gotta empower ourselves to know that we are in control of our destiny as a country as a whole,” he said. “And being active is one of those ways to connect that.”

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