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Common

African-american Rapper From Chicago + Illinois
Male
Born Mar 13, 1972
Age 42
Hometown Chicago, Illinois
Religion Christian
Performed With No I.D.
Height 6' 3" (190 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater Florida A&M Unive...

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known by his stage name Common (previously Common Sense), is an American hip-hop artist and actor. 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.… Read More

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  • Omoye Assata Lynn
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CHILDHOOD

1972 Birth Common was born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., on Chicago's South Side on March 13, 1972. … Read More
1981 9 Years Old …  At another poetry reading, Common said, “flyers say ‘free Mumia’ on my freezer,” a reference to Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was controversially convicted of killing Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. … Read More

TWENTIES

1992 20 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
1994 22 Years Old With the 1994 release of Resurrection, Common achieved a much larger degree of critical acclaim, which extended beyond Chicago natives. … Read More
1996 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Common appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists. … Read More
1999 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Following One Day, Common signed a major label record deal with MCA Records and relocated from Chicago to New York City in 1999.

THIRTIES

2003 - 2004 2 More Events
2005 33 Years Old Following the release of Be in 2005, several mixed-race artists from the UK hip-hop scene took exception to Common's comments about interracial relationships on the song "Real People." … Read More
2006 34 Years Old The album was also nominated for four Grammy Awards in 2006.
…  In 2007, Common appeared with Ryan Reynolds, Jeremy Piven, and Alicia Keys in the crime film Smokin' Aces. … Read More
West predicted that Finding Forever would win the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
2010 38 Years Old Stewart further pointed out that Fox News itself offered positive coverage of Common's career in 2010, and that Sean Hannity, who criticized Common's White House invitation, is a friend of musician Ted Nugent, who in clips played on The Daily Show, used violent rhetoric in comments he made about President Obama and Hillary Clinton.
His song "Be (intro)" is featured in a commercial for BlackBerry as of January 2011.
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