Common

Rapper/Actor

Common’s intelligent, expertly crafted, politically conscious rhymes have made him one of the most influential MCs in hip hop. Born Lonnie Rashied Lynn Jr., he emerged from Chicago’s hip hop underground as Common Sense. His classic ode to hip hop, “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” sparked a feud with West Coast rapper Ice Cube, who took offense to Common’s critique of gangsta rap. He has since collaborated with Q Tip, Lauryn Hill, De La Soul, Mos Def, The Roots, and Kanye West, who signed him to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint. Common won his first Grammy Award for “Love of My Life,” which featured his ex-girlfriend Erykah Badu. Common also branched out into acting, appearing in Just Wright with Queen Latifah, Date Night with Steve Carrell, and American Gangster with Denzel Washington. He also has a starring role on the AMC series, Hell On Wheels.

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Music Matters Daily: Drake Influenced J. Cole's The Warm Up

Plus, Big K.R.I.T. and Nipsey Hussle are working on Victory Lap.

On 106 Tonight!

See which artists, celebs and superstars will grace the 106 & Park stage.

106 & Park: Common on His Admiration for Producer No I.D.

Guest Rewind: “I grew up with him since the 4th grade.” (7/25/2014)

Making Sense: A History of Hits With Common and No I.D.

These two Chi-Town music stars tend to make magic together., a look BET.com's picks for their Top 15 songs.

Out and About: Zoe Saldana Shows Off Her Baby Bump in London

Plus, pics of Common, Kim Kardashian, Wesley Snipes and more.

Common Opens Up About Ex-Girlfriends and Getting Over Breakups

The rapper-actor admits he's not marriage material yet.
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