*November is a busy month for multi-talented rapper and actor Common beginning with the release of his ninth studio album, “The Dreamer, The Believer,” and his role on animated family movie, “Happy Feet 2.” He’s also set to star on AMC series, “Hell on Wheels.”
The Western-themed show features the rapper as a formerly enslaved Black man attempting to adjust and live a trouble free life in America post-slavery.
Despite the time period and relevant racial environment, the show is focused on a former confederate soldier seeking revenge against the Union soldiers who killed his wife.
“The story is not just based on race, but it definitely has all of the issues we deal with today but its set in the Western [era],” Common told The Boom Box. “It’s dealing with some of the injustices that go on, the greed, how money and the hunger of big business can really walk over other people and racial divides.”
“Hell on Wheels” debuts on Nov. 6 at 10 p.m.
Common’s latest projects come just after the release of his monumental memoir “One Day It’ll All Make Sense” last month.
The book has received rave responses, by some of his closest friends, he said.