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Common News

Common to release new album this March

'The Dreamer, The Believer' features Nas and John Legend and is out on March 5

  • Jan 12, 2012

Common visits the White House at Michelle Obama’s request

But Sarah Palin and other Republicans aren't the rapper’s biggest fans

  • May 12, 2011

Girl Talk incites raucous dance party at Wanderlust

And Common fills in for Michael Franti

  • Jul 26, 2009

Common releases new mens fragrance

Rapper calls scent 'Only The Brave' and will perform shows to celebrate its release

  • Apr 8, 2009

The Roots, Big Boi, Common for Rock the Bells

Hip hop festival returns this summer

  • Apr 8, 2009

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Common Music Videos

Raw (How You Like It) Play Video

Raw (How You Like It)

Watch the official Raw (How You Like It) video by Common in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Celebrate (Video) Play Video

Celebrate (Video)

Watch the official Celebrate (Video) video by Common in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Sweet (BET Version) [Video] Play Video

Sweet (BET Version) [Video]

Watch the official Sweet (BET Version) [Video] video by Common in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Sweet (Video) Play Video

Sweet (Video)

Watch the official Sweet (Video) video by Common in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Blue Sky (Video) Play Video

Blue Sky (Video)

Watch the official Blue Sky (Video) video by Common in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Common Reviews

Common

Common

Finding Forever

  • Aug 14, 2007

Like Water For Chocolate

By focusing on life's minutiae, [a]Common[/a] deftly illustrates the bigger picture. Like all the great storytellers...

  • Apr 6, 2000

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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 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 (An Ode to Hip-Hop)", 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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