Rupert Common is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator from Turtle Island (Canada), where he resides on un-ceded Coast Salish territory in the city of Vancouver. He is currently enrolled in VCC's music diploma program with a major in composition and teaches recreational level break-dance and Hip Hop to kids and youth.
He has reached the finals for Vancouver Poetry Slam, co-hosted the Vancouver Street Dance Festival, featured at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, performed at the CFL player-awards ceremony, toured with Project Soul Company across B.C., and head-lined for Canada's premier rap battle league.
As a community volunteer he works with Streetrich Hip-Hop society, organizing and MC'ing free, all ages events and workshops. On his own time, he curates the "One Movement Variety Show" (OMVS), which features music dance and activism.
His most recent public work, Pre-Apocalyptic Rap-Poetry" (Prod. by Bagoly), was released in June 2017. The album is 12 songs long and was recorded as he transitioned into becoming the vocalist, musician and dancer he is today. Work has begun on his second album that will use a blend of guitar, vocals, and percussion and is best described as "Veganese Folk-Hop."
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