I was gonna try and summerize what the man said, but it's best that you hear it in his own words. We were in the back of a tour bus when he answered the question, so if his voice isn't quite clear enough (or you've been under a rock and don't have Real Player), this is how the convo went.
B.Kyle : Are you Muslim?
Common : Naw... I studied it. I’m not Muslim, I just believe in God, I believe in the Supreme being. I call God ‘Allah’ which I choose to do. I definitely read the Quran, I’m trying to understand it and learn it. But I also read the Bible, I read books on Budism. You know… I just believe in the Supreme being… a higher force. Pay homage to the higher force. But, if you go by the Muslim definition “one who submits to God” than I am one. I try to submit to God.
--So there ya have it!
hmmm... seems like even after this 'explanation', we're STILL wondering just what religion he is??? I feel that some okayplayers are gonna go from curiosity to confusion. We'll see.
Brian 'B.Kyle' A.
"Reality is friskin' me, this industry will make you lose intensity!" ~ Common
"Way more necessary skills for the application... My facts more than make up for what you have in imagination" ~ Talib Kweli
"My roots extend the bedrock. I stay grounded. Perfect balance, I've found it" ~ Talib Kweli