Common Was Inspired By A Prostitute

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By: John Kennedy / February 3, 2010

Lots of rappers boast about being “street reporters,” but how many are going out and doing first-hand research? On the BMI “How I Wrote That Song” panel in Los Angeles Saturday, Common revealed that he chopped it up with a call girl as inspiration for Be’s closer, “It’s Your World.” Here, he also discusses his songwriting process and the making of Electric CircusMary J. Blige collaboration, “Come Close” (not inspired by a prostitute)(pause!).