Talk about intimate and personal, NPR is on to something bringing the organic nature of music, artistry and the fans together through performance.

On this occasion of Tiny Desk Concert Common takes over the White House Library highlighting a few of his friends as well in this elaborate 20-minute set.


Among that list of esteemed friends are Grammy award-winning musicians Robert Glasper and Derrick Hodge as well as R&B singer Bilal. Common performed a slew of classics like”I Used To Love H.E.R.” as well as showcasing some of new music. He unveiled three new songs, “Letter To The Free,” “The Day The Women Took Over,” and “Little Chicago Boy.”

This particular episode is apart of the White House’s Inaugural South by South Lawn which kicked off for the first time this Monday (Oct 3). Largely inspired by South By Southwest, music festival held annually in Austin, Texas, The White House sought to bring together ‘ideas, art and action’ through bringing together a panel of creators, innovators, a film portion in partnership with the American Film Institute and a variety musical performances.

The Chicago native took to Instagram to share his appreciation on this dynamic experience. Check out his post below!

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