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Clap it up for Common who is on the cover of the new issue of JET which hit newsstands today.

Here’s a couple of choice quotes from the cover story…

On His Hustle:

“First and foremost, you have to have some passion behind the things you’re doing,” he said. “I don’t just do things with art if I’m not motivated at all. That’s not to say that I don’t want to generate an income; yes, I want to be the highest-selling, the most profitable. But it’s the love for the art that comes first. That’s the motivation. Behind that, the rest will come.”

On Love:

“I think the core of the human being and the heart is love, and we all want that,” he said. “Love has allowed me to do the things I’m doing in life. I feel like we all deserve that — to receive love and give it, too. I think when you give that love — love of God, love of other people, self-love — you’re able to make the world better. Your days go better.”

On Being “Whipped”:

“I have been in love, and I did get my heart broken,” he said, noting that he’s man enough to openly share sans inhibition. “As an adult, I can say I’ve been through love, and this is some of the experiences I’ve had. Men love. Men go crazy over women. They go to prison, start wars and lose hair over them. Don’t act like you can’t acknowledge it. It may be that you haven’t been through it, so I’m not afraid to say it.

Check the full story in the new issue of JET!

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