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The Crossover to End All Crossovers

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Common

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"At the end of the day, the NFL and NBA are big time businesses. And for all of these athletes to be accepted means the leagues are saying, 'Look, your productivity is great, so we are going to have to accept you for who you are, and we also see the times are changing and it's not as stern as it used to be for young people." Common, rapper