This weekend, Common is helping us salute all of the mothers out there.In honor of the special day, Common’s own mother, Dr. Mahalia Hines sent us an exclusive video from her home in Chicago, telling the story of the Rapper/Actor’s first experience with writing which also landed him in a bit of trouble.

One day, I left him at home, he was about 10 years old and I told him to stay in the house because I was having furniture delivered. And when I got back, needless to say, the furniture wasn’t there and he had taped the key on the outside of the door for the delivery man and told him that he would be able to go in and leave the furniture. He had written him a really nice note and it was his first example of being able to write because it was in a poetic fashion. Needless to say, he got a butt whopping but it was his first writing experience.