Rupert Common is a singer-songwriter, poet, and dancer based out of Vancouver, Canada. He creates acoustic Hip-Hop music, often delving into political discourse and themes of radical self- discovery. A friend once described his style as "Mos Def meets Bob Dylan," which, aside from being the highest compliment he'd ever received, was an accurate summation of his influences. As a member of his local Hip-Hop community, Rupert has made international ties through hosting events, most notably, MC'ing the Vancouver Street Dance Festival 3 years running. He is currently enrolled in VCC's music diploma program, with a major in composition and was recently awarded the Fred Bass scholarship for "all-round entertainer." Rupert is capable of braiding his own hair, which he often does before entering dance battles.