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Common, Azealia Banks Joining Musical Drama, It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme

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Def Jam RecordingsCommon is joining the cast of an an upcoming, inspirational musical drama.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rapper will join Jill Scott and Azealia Banks in the upcoming film It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme, which is being directed by rapper-turned-director RZA.

The 8 Mile-inspired drama follows “a female rapper who enrolls in college and enters a poetry course. The class, however, doesn’t improve her lyrical skills like she hopes but rather unleashes a passion for slam poetry.”

The production will begin shooting later this week in New York.

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