Mainstream rapper Common was invited to and performed at last night's "Evening of Poetry" at the White House.
The overture led to much public hand-wringing by a handful of conservatives who proved they're quite unfamiliar with Lonnie Rashin Lynn Jr.'s work. Sarah Palin tweaked him on Twitter and Karl Rove, who worked in the White House for President George W. Bush, labeled Common a "thug."
In actuality, Common is generally known as a "conscience rapper" and would probably reside near the bottom of any thinking-man's list of MCs you wouldn't want to have at such an event.
But all of that is politics. What I found most interesting is that Common's spoken word piece referenced several Biblical heroes and even the return of Jesus Christ.
Here's a clip:
Sounds like content the Fox News hounds would support if you ask me...