Rupert Common is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator from Turtle Island. He lives on un-ceded, Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, B.C, Canada), and leads a free-lance lifestyle devoted arts and culture.
He is currently enrolled in the VCC music diploma program, with a major in composition, and trains consistently within the local street-dance community as a B-boy - or as the media calls it a "break-dancer." His background in English Literature, theatre, stand-up comedy and film-making inform his approach to stage and street performance and create his signature style as an rap-poet.
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 events and helping with group projects. On his own time, he curates the One Movement Variety Show (OMVS), which features music dance and activism. For these events, Rupert designs his own posters using analogue photography and hand-written fonts. This aesthetic is visible on on his debut album "Pre-Apocalyptic Rap-Poetry" (Prod. by Bagoly). Released in June 2017, the album is 12 songs long and catalogues his transition from MC/poet to musician/dancer. Work has begun on his second album that will use a blend of guitar, vocals, piano and percussion and is best described as "Veganese Folk-Hop."