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Common's "Universal Mind Control" is set to hit store shelves Tuesday, but the rapper has a lot more than an eighth album release on his horizon.

The Chicago-born entertainer recently sat down with CNN's Eliott C. McLaughlin to discuss the album, teaming up with superstar music producers, President-elect Barack Obama, his upcoming role in the "Terminator" sequel, his new Web site and hanging out with tennis star Serena Williams.

The following is a transcript of the interview, which has been edited for content, length and clarity: Read full article »

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