Common

Born 13 March 1972.

US rapper

Common

Biography

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992, with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 1990s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians. In 2011, Common launched Think Common Entertainment, his own record label imprint and in the past has released music under various other labels such as Relativity, Geffen and GOOD Music, among others.

Common's first major-label album Like Water for Chocolate, received widespread critical acclaim and tremendous commercial success. His first Grammy Award was in 2003, winning Best R&B Song for "Love of My Life", with Erykah Badu. Its popularity was matched by May 2005's Be, which was nominated for Best Rap Album, at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "Southside" (featuring Kanye West), from his July 2007 album Finding Forever. His best-of album, Thisisme Then: The Best of Common, was released on November 27, 2007.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Dreamer/The Believer

    The Dreamer/The Believer 2011

    Reviewed by Marcus J. Moore
    Production takes precedence over Common’s rhymes on the rapper’s ninth studio LP.
  2. Review of Universal Mind Control

    Universal Mind Control 2008

    Reviewed by David Aaron
    A must-buy for avid hip-hop fans.
  3. Review of Finding Forever

    Finding Forever 2007

    Reviewed by Alex Forster
    The sound of an artist in their comfort zone - content that their boundary-pushing...
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