|Birth name||Lonnie Rashid Lynn|
|Also known as|
|Born||March 13, 1972|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Hell on Wheels
Lonnie Rashid Lynn (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common, is an American rapper and actor. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. His music has been compared to the likes of Kanye West.[source?]
He graduated from Luther High School South. Later, he graduated from Florida A&M University.
He released his first album Can I Borrow a Dollar? using the stage name Common Sense. He started becoming more popular when he was forced to change his stage name. A reggae band from Orange County, California with the same name sued him.
He won an Oscar for co-writing the song "Glory" for the 2014 movie Selma. In 2018, Common was nominated for an Oscar. It was for the song Stand Up for Something from the 2017 movie Marshall.
Common appeared in many movies. These include Smokin' Aces, American Gangster, The Kitchen, Wanted, Terminator Salvation and Just Wright.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Common". discogs. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
- ↑ Anon. (May 11, 2011). "Common: 'Vile' or mainstream?". CNN. Archived from the original on December 6, 2020. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
- ↑ O'Connor, Christopher (March 29, 2000). "Common Moves Toward a Progressive Hip-Hop". MTV News. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
- ↑ Natasha (August 8, 2014). "The Light In Hip Hop: A Reflection On The Words & Works Of Common". The Source. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
- ↑ "Loma Vista – a recording company". Lomavistarecordings.com. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
- 1972 births
- Living people
- American hip hop musicians
- African-American rappers
- Rappers from Illinois
- Musicians from Chicago
- American movie producers
- Writers from Chicago
- American television actors
- American video game actors
- American voice actors
- Actors from Chicago
- Academy Award winners
- Grammy Award winners
- Golden Globe Award winners