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Now, Common is far from a Republican and “Retrospect for Life” serves as a conflicted, debate piece about abortion – in which both sides are represented – but several of its lines should give Sarah Palin and other conservatives some common ground with Common.

~ Baltimore Sun journalist Luke Broadwater, commenting on rapper Common’s 2008 pro-life themed song, “Retrospect for Life,” May 11

Common, an invited guest to the White House’s “Night of Poetry” event on May 11, has been criticized for past performances that allegedly contain violent and inappropriate lyrics.

Posted lyrics of “Retrospect for Life” courtesy of Lyrics Depot