Wednesday, March 13, 2013


March 13th - Common was born Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. in Chicago, Illinois on this day in 1972. After studying business administration at Florida A&M University in the early 1990's, Common continued rapping and was featured in The Source Magazine's “Unsigned Hype” column. In 1992, Common released his first single as Common Sense called “Take It EZ” on Relativity Records. His debut album "Can I Borrow A Dollar?" was released later that year. The album featured the underground hit singles, “Breaker 1/9” and “Soul By The Pound.” Common would eventually drop the “Sense” from his name and has released eight more albums to date, most notably 1994's “Resurrection”, which spawned the hit title track and “I Used To Love H.E.R.”, 2000's “Like Water For Chocolate” which featured more smash hits like “The Light”, “The 6th Sense”, featuring Bilal and “Geto Heaven Part Two”, featuring Macy Gray, 2002's “Electric Circus” which contained the classic “Come Close”, featuring Mary J. Blige, 2005's “Be”, which featured production by Kanye West and the hit singles “The Corner”, featuring The Last Poets, “Go!”, featuring Bilal and John Legend and “Testify”, 2008's Grammy-Nominated “Universal Mind Control” and 2011's “The Dreamer/The Believer”, which featured legendary poet Maya Angelou on the set's opening track “The Dreamer.”

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