Common Joins Queen Latifah For Movie Role
The soulful rapper heads to the big screen...
Conscious rapper Common has teamed up with Queen Latifah for a new movie role. Just Wright is the new film and Common claims that he learned a lot from the female rapper/actress, who also co-produced the film.
Common told Hip-Hop Wired: “Working beside Queen [Latifah] was great. Honestly, she gave me a lot of sound advice and she was just cool. We related on so many levels because she understood where I was coming from. That's why I pick certain roles truthfully; I look at who else is in the movie that I can learn from.
"The number of lines don't really matter, because I didn't have a large role in American Gangster, but the things I learned from Denzel [Washington] are priceless. People may not know that Queen Latifah co-produced [Just Wright], so she has really given me insight [in the industry] on everything from television, to music, to films on how to really take it to the next level.”