Common
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1972-03-13
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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, actor, film producer and poet from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992 with the album ...

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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, actor, film producer and poet 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.

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Erykah Badu
Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) (feat. Common)
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Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) (feat. Common)
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Southside (feat. Kanye West)
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Southside (feat. Kanye West)
Common
A Dream (feat. will.i.am)
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A Dream (feat. will.i.am)
Bilal
Reminisce (clean) (feat. Mos Def & Common)
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Reminisce (clean) (feat. Mos Def & Common)
Ignition & Musiq Soulchild
Just Friends VS The Light (Ignition Refix) (feat. Common)
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Just Friends VS The Light (Ignition Refix) (feat. Common)
Floetry
Supa Star (feat. Common)
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Supa Star (feat. Common)
J Dilla
So Far To Go (feat. Common & D’Angelo)
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So Far To Go (feat. Common & D’Angelo)
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They Say (feat. Kanye West & John Legend)
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They Say (feat. Kanye West & John Legend)
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Come Close (feat. Mary J. Blige)
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Come Close (feat. Mary J. Blige)
Common
I Want You (feat. will.i.am)
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I Want You (feat. will.i.am)
Common
Resurrection (Extra P. Remix)
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Resurrection (Extra P. Remix)
Mary J. Blige
Dance For Me (feat. Common)
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Dance For Me (feat. Common)
Common
Universal Mind Control Instrumental (feat. Pharrell Williams)
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Universal Mind Control Instrumental (feat. Pharrell Williams)
Kanye West
Get Em High (feat. Talib Kweli & Common)
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Get Em High (feat. Talib Kweli & Common)
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I Want You (feat. will.i.am)
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I Want You (feat. will.i.am)
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Playlists featuring Common
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Targé Ménage
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Trevor Nelson's Albums For Life
Hip Hop 100 Highlights
Hip Hop 100 Highlights
1Xtra Stories: 1994 - The Year of Illmatic
1Xtra Stories: 1994 - The Year of Illmatic


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, actor, film producer and poet 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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