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Common Wants You To Get Tested, Gives Fans A Chance To Write Lyrics

Posted By on February 14, 2008

{mosimage}Common is trying to get the youth of America to get tested for HIV. He recently announced a new contest, called "A Minute", where the youth can submit lyrics or poems addresssing why getting tested for HIV is important. Common will then perform the winning entry in a Public Service Announcement (PSA) which will premiere on National HIV Testing Day, June 27th.

"It's important to know your status by getting tested because HIV/AIDS
is taking a lot of lives in our community and around the world," Common
said. "I had an uncle succumb to HIV, so I've personally felt the
impact of the disease. Your lyrics can really have an affect on
people's lives and I've seen it happen." The contest will start today on MTV's TRL show, and entries must be submitted by March 27th in text, audio or video form. For more information visit www.aminutecontest.com or www.itsyoursexlife.com