The most popular single from the album "The Light" was nominated for a Grammy Award.In 2002, Common released his fifth album, Electric Circus.While a student at Luther High School South in Chicago, Lynn, along with two of his friends formed C. D., who would later become a mentor to a young Kanye West. S.), alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists.
Mahalia Ann Hines and former ABA basketball player turned youth counselor Lonnie Lynn Sr. After being featured in the Unsigned Hype column of The Source magazine, Lynn debuted in 1992 with the single "Take It EZ", followed by the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? With the 1994 release of Resurrection, Common Sense achieved a much larger degree of critical acclaim, which extended beyond Chicago natives.Stunned and confused, Rashid had life altering decisions to make with his girlfriend, Kim Jones.The situation led to the composition of his favourite cut on One Day... "Retrospect for Life", produced by James Poyser and No I. featuring Lauryn Hill (who was due on the same day as Rashid's girlfriend), is the song that is the driving force behind the project.All My Children" & the DJ Premier-produced track "The 6th Sense"), Like Water for Chocolate transpired to be a considerable commercial breakthrough for Common, earning the rapper his first gold record, and greatly expanding his fanbase among critics and listeners alike.With both artists hailing from the Great Lakes region of the United States (Chicago and Detroit, respectively), Common and J Dilla established their chemistry early on.Both became members of the Soulquarians collective, and collaborated on numerous projects together, even placing one song, "Thelonius", on both the Slum Village album Fantastic, Vol. As Dilla's health began to decline from the effects of Lupus Nephritis, he relocated to Los Angeles, and asked Common to make the move with him as a roommate (Dilla would later lose his battle with the rare disease).This album saw Common exploring themes (musically and lyrically), which were uncommon for a hip hop record, as he does on the song "Time Travelin' (A Tribute To Fela)"; a homage to Nigerian music legend, and political activist Fela Kuti. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, poet, and film producer.Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?Common won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song, for his song "Glory" from the 2014 film Selma, in which he co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel.Common's acting career also includes starring significant roles in the films Smokin' Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two, New Year's Eve, Run All Night, Being Charlie, and John Wick: Chapter 2.