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  • Summary

  • How do you expand the power of your mind? How do you find your purpose? How can you change your life - and the world? In his new podcast, The Mind Power Mixtape, Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning rapper Common conducts a series of illuminating and exciting conversations with an amazing group of artists, to explore the secrets of life, love, art and faith. 

    Each conversation takes us on an intimate journey to discover how each member of this incredible group developed their way of thinking, how they use that power in their life and how they employ it to serve other people. Common’s guests include Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali, barrier-breaking ballerina Misty Copeland, comic Hasan Minhaj, activist-lawyer Bryan Stevenson, actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish, and legendary rapper Nas.

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Episodes
  • Nov 19 2020

    Does justice have a soundtrack? Harvard-trained lawyer Bryan Stevenson has made it his mission to challenge racism in the criminal justice system. He’s the author of the best-selling book “Just Mercy” and was played by Michael B. Jordan in the movie of the same name. Stevenson and Common hold a fascinating conversation about life on death row, the role of music in inspiration, and the best way to bravely live a life that matters.

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    1 hr and 2 mins
  • Nov 19 2020
    Can humor make a difference? Comedian Hasan Minhaj has used his comedy to explore challenging issues from anti-Muslim violence to college admissions. Minhaj and Common explore the connection between comedy and rap, the importance of faith, and how to turn hurt into humor.
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    45 mins
  • Nov 19 2020
    Can art get you closer to God? Superstar ballerina Misty Copeland has danced alongside pop stars Prince and Taylor Swift, and is the first Black principal dancer in the history of the American Ballet Theater. Copeland and Common discuss how to find your authentic voice in your work, the cultural history of Black women’s bodies and why making mistakes can set you free.
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    42 mins

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What connects us

This is excellent one of the best podcasts on Audible. It's a run of interviews of people who have used their minds in incredibly successful and inspiring ways, to beat the odds and create something true, be it legal help for those who need it the most, stand up comedy, dance and more. They are interviewed by American rapper, actor, and writer Common, who draws great responses out of them. This is powerfully about voices in the black community, but it is for everyone, at heart it is about what connects us all. I haven't heard matters of faith, justice, and the heart talked about in such an authentic way for a long time. I am praying for another season of this. Just brilliant

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Absolutely Fantastic !

What a fabulous collection of conversations. it was like going to church listening to Common and his guests delving deep. I loved the cool old school swagger vibe with the music and the lyrical way Common interacted with his guests. This was truly a mental and spiritual feast! Thank you Common and Audible.

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Truly inspiring

He begins with a freestyle introduction to the artist, and ends with a chosen hip-hop verse that sums up that artist. In between, he allows the inspirational light of the artist shine.

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Moving and Making

This was an enthralling production. Common really facilitated this with verve, soup and peace. l loved every interview. This is moving and making of the highest quality.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-20

The Mind Power of Soulful Humanistic Mindset

Peace and Blessings: I need too be feed with Soulful mind power today this was very annoying to my mind
And spirit. I left so relaxed by the empowerment of the science of the way people can achieve their potential
Through God were all connected to one another through the collective humanistic. My Soulful Brothers and Sisters spoke from the mind and heart every one is living their .OM.Life Spiritually.This group was thinker and believers .I enjoyed Mz.Haddish she is her
Own Woman a blossom wildflowers.Everyone has a role too play in life.Some are soul seekers.some are Aspiriational. Peace Warriors!🎤.Word from the wise
You speak are Dream and live for GOD Greatness.Amen:"Don't forget who you are.!"🎶Omaka
I hope you received your gift at chi art n Motion?

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  • Sleepnprncss777
  • 03-06-21

Thought 💭 Provoking Raw Material 👍🏼💪🏼

Podcasts are new 🆕 to my world. But this one right here was and is at the top of my list. Common's voice is so very soothing. And the material && guests are so smart & intriguing. It will have your brain 🧠 working && thinking far after the podcast ends! Nice work!

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  • Lindsey
  • 06-01-21

keep it going!

uplifting, inspiring, and important podcast. thank you for all of this. give us more, please!

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  • stephanie lowrie
  • 18-12-20

Far from Common

Common is the man. God has blessed him in so many ways and listening to him inspires and changes thought. Podcasts can be so boring but not this one. Mind Power! 💪

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  • S. Avery
  • 14-12-20

Have a pen handy. You will want to take notes.

This podcast will provoke thought. You may listen or re-listen to the music they talk about. You will load up your Netflix or playlists with the performers they reminisce about. The conversations are timely for 2020, but they are timeless, too. I loved all 6 episodes and I hope there will be more.

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  • SimplyMe303
  • 28-11-21

A Major Dose of Inspiration

Common has come and done it again. He brings the heavy hitters. If you take a moment to listen, gather and consume this podcast it will leave you truly inspired. It's one thing to read a story... it a whole nother avenue to hear it. Great name Mind Power Mixtape, for a great podcast. Well done sir, well done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-21

Episode 1

I loved the discussion. Bryan Stevenson spoke on the gift of being black which stuck out to me. The resilience of black people, the persistence is so strong that our gift is very powerful.

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  • Jaclyn Kiser
  • 05-07-21

very insightful and Insperational

Common is someone I've respected for as long as I can remember with his spiritual insight, music talent, and his gifted way with word's. I enjoyed the way he interviewed his guest with insightful question's, and great topic's of conversation. The guest are intelligent, talented, respected, and compassionate people. Overall it's just a great listen.

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  • Clare
  • 06-06-21

Excellent!! Such great guests and life nuggets

Hoping he records more episodes in the near future
Thanks Common. This transcends in many ways

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  • Lael Cloud
  • 12-04-21

This was great!!

We need a Nas and Common collaboration. They have so much in common. I feel Nas when when he said you can feel the pain in Marvin's music just like DMX