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Common

Genre:Hip-Hop
Rank:4659
Albums:13
Songs:249

Most Popular Songs (more)

1Intro lyrics
Common feat. Marley Marl and Pete Rock
2The Food lyrics
Common
3I Used to Love H.E.R. lyrics
Chuck D. feat. Common
4Why lyrics
Jadakiss feat. Styles P, Common, Nas and Anthony Ham
5Full Moon lyrics
Scott Hardkiss feat. Common and Armand Van Helden
6I Am Music lyrics
DJ Spinna feat. Common and Jill Scott
7Interlude lyrics
Common
8Revelations 3.8 Introduction lyrics
Teena Marie feat. Common
9Thisisme lyrics
Common
10Gimme lyrics
Jill Scott feat. Common

Most Popular Albums (more)

1Like Water For Chocolate
Common
2Finding Forever
Common
3This Is Me Then: Best Of Common
Common
4One Day It'll All Make Sense
Common
5Can I Borrow a Dollar?
Common
6Go! - Common Classics
Common
7Resurrection
Common
8Universal Mind Control
Common
9Electric Circus
Common
10Be
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Biography

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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