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Common

Common

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.Common has also initiated a burgeoning acting career, starring significant roles in such films as Smokin' Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two, and New Year's Eve. He also narrated the award-winning documentary Bouncing Cats, about one man's efforts to improve the lives of children in Uganda through hip-hop/b-boy culture. He currently stars as Elam Ferguson on the AMC western television series Hell on Wheels.

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Common & John Legend - Glory

Glory

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John Legend & The Roots Feat. Common & Melanie Fiona - Wake Up Everybody

Wake Up Everybody

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Erykah Badu Feat. Common - Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)

Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)

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Guru - State Of Clarity (Featuring Common & Bob James)

State Of Clarity (Featuring Common & Bob James)

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Jill Scott Feat. Common - 8 Minutes To Sunrise

8 Minutes To Sunrise

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Common - The People

The People

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Common Feat. Bilal - U, Black Maybe

U, Black Maybe

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Common - Universal Mind Control

Universal Mind Control

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Common - I Want You

I Want You

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Jill Scott Feat. Common & Bilal - Funky For You

Funky For You

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Common Feat. The Last Poets - The Corner

The Corner

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Common Feat. D'Angelo - So Far To Go

So Far To Go

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Common - Break My Heart

Break My Heart

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