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Common looks at his girlfriend, political analyst and activist Angela Rye, as inspiration. The already woke Chicago MC praised her for inspiring him to “do more work” when it comes to political and social activism.

Reports Page Six:

“I feel like I have a lot more work to do . . . I feel like I have to be more intelligent with the work and strategize more,” the rapper told us at the Root 100 gala at Guastavino’s, where Rye was honored Thursday.

“I have to listen more and go out and do more work. It is no time for sitting back, now. This is the time to stand up, more than anything.”

As far as what causes are closest to his heart: “I am from Chicago . . . there is so much violence going on.”

The couple has been dating at least a few months.

Lift a black fist to the sky if you see them.

2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards – Day 1
Featuring: Angela Rye, Common
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 10 Sep 2017
Credit: FayesVision/

Photo: Getty