Sporting a pair of Creative Recreation shoes, Common walked the red carpet before heading inside where he took over a VIP table near the dance floor with several friends. Shortly after, the rapper took center stage to treat the crowd to a high energy performance of some of his biggest hits including “Make Her Say,” “Go” and “Universal Mind Control.” While on stage, Common interacted heavily with the packed dance floor, holding several excited fans’ hands from the stage, taking photos and even including a few shout outs to certain partygoers during his impromptu freestyle rap. The surprise freestyle incorporated everything from Creative Recreation to Las Vegas to Marquee. With one particular line, “get live like we at the Marquee, say we came to party!” he ignited a “we came to party” chant from the excited crowd. Upon finishing his performance, he returned to his table and enjoyed the sounds from DJ Politik.
Television personality and fashion designer Whitney Port dined at TAO Asian Bistro. Joined by two friends, the trio sipped white wine and enjoyed the restaurant’s signature Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass.
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Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992, with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 1990s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians. In 2011, Common launched Think Common Entertainment, his own record label imprint and in the past has released music under various other labels such as Relativity, Geffen and GOOD Music, among others. – Wikipedia