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    Glory lyrics
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    2Intro lyrics
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    4I Used to Love H.E.R. [Radio Edit] lyrics
    Chuck D. feat. Common
    5Full Moon lyrics
    Scott Hardkiss feat. Common and Armand Van Helden
    6I Am Music lyrics
    DJ Spinna feat. Common and Jill Scott
    7Interlude lyrics
    8Kingdom lyrics
    Common feat. Vince Staples
    9Revelations 3.8 Introduction lyrics
    Teena Marie feat. Common
    10Thisisme lyrics

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    Be [2005]
    2Finding Forever [2007]
    3This Is Me Then: Best Of Common [2008]
    4Like Water For Chocolate [2000]
    5One Day It'll All Make Sense [1997]
    6Can I Borrow a Dollar? [1992]
    7Go! - Common Classics [2010]
    8Resurrection [1994]
    9Universal Mind Control [2008]
    10Electric Circus [2002]


    Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name Common (previously Common Sense), is a Grammy award winning rapper, author and actor known for lyrics that focus on love and spirituality. Signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music, many people describe him as being a conscious hip hop artist who makes songs that send a message. He debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 90s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the soulquarians.

    As well as music, Common has worked as an actor, on the films 'Smokin' Aces' (as Sir Ivy) 'American Gangster' (as Turner Lucas) and 'Wanted'. He may also be seen in cameo roles in films such as 'Brown Sugar'.

    His debut was the 1992 album Can I Borrow A Dollar, but he achieved little critical or commercial success until 1994's Resurrection, an instant classic. He produced several more albums, notably Like Water For Chocolate and the highly experimental Electric Circus, before releasing the Kanye West and J Dilla-produced Be in 2005, which was his first album to receive widespread mainstream appeal and radio playtime.

    Common is considered a "cred" artist, which has lead him to collaborations with the likes of De La Soul, Jadakiss, T.i, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Kanye West, Lily Allen, Erykah Badu, and Fort Minor.

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