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Common

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (previously Common Sense), is an American hip-hop artist and actor. 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. His first major-label album, Like Water for Chocolate, received widespread critical acclaim and tremendous commercial success His first Grammy award was in 2003 for 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 in the 2006 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album. 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

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Captain America -- Going Black to the Future

Captain America
Going Black To the Future

The new Captain America has everyone buzzing because he’s supposed to be the first Black Captain America EVER!!! Just one problem -- there already WAS a black Cap. Remember? Guy in a do-rag?… READ MORE >

Common -- Black Capt. America Is 'A Beautiful Thing'

Common
Black Capt. America Is 'A Beautiful Thing'

First a female Thor ... now a Black Captain America ... it's about time the universe of comic book heroes had some diversity ... so says rapper/actor Common -- who once saw his own superhero… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Common -- Jay Cutler DESERVES $126 Million Contract ... He's Got Super Bowl Potential

Common
Jay Cutler DESERVES $126 Mil Contract ... He's Got Super Bowl Potential

Jay Cutler is worth every single penny of his brand new 7-year, $126 MILLION contract with the Chicago Bears, so says one of the Windy City's most famous sons, Common. The… READ MORE >

- 203 days ago
Common -- Snoop Dogg is NOT the Best Rapper/Actor ... But I Know Who is

Common
Snoop Dogg isn't the Best Rapper/Actor But I Know Who is...

Common says Snoop Dogg was barking up the wrong tree when he declared himself the world's greatest rapper/actor ... 'cause he tells TMZ, someone else deserves the #1 spot.The "Hell on Wheels" star… READ MORE >

- 205 days ago
Common -- Kanye West's Right ... Chicago's an Ultra-Violent Place

Common
Kanye's Right, Chicago's Ultra-Violent ... But We're Changing That

Kanye West wasn't exaggerating when he said people from Chicago aren't afraid to get violent -- and it's become a DEADLY problem in the Windy City ... so says Common.The rapper-slash-"Hell On… READ MORE >

- 280 days ago
Rapper Common -- Bring On a Black Pope!

Rapper Common
Bring On a Black Pope!

Rapper Common isn't too beat up about the Pope calling it quits today -- because it means the next leader of the Catholic Church ... COULD BE BLACK!!!Common was coming back from a workout session… READ MORE >

- 529 days ago
Common -- Facing Foreclosure on Chicago Apartment

Common
Facing Foreclosure on Chicago Apartment

Mortgage payments are allegedly an uncommon practice for rapper Common ... who is now in danger of having his Chicago apartment foreclosed on because he allegedly hasn't paid his… READ MORE >

- 732 days ago
Cam Newton -- Off-Season Ballin' with Common and Young Jeezy

Cam Newton
Off-Season Ballin' with Rappers in Hotlanta

Carolina Panthers stud Cam Newton celebrated the end of his kick-ass rookie season with a sick party with rappers Common and Young Jeezy ... and TMZ has the pics. Cam and Jeezy rolled into Club… READ MORE >

- 913 days ago
Common: Bieber Won the Battle, I Won the War

Common:
Bieber Won the Battle, I Won the War

Common knows there is no "i" in "team" -- he told our photog yesterday that it doesn't matter if Justin Bieber crossed him up in the celebrity game during NBA All-Star Weekend, because his team… READ MORE >

- 1244 days ago
Beach Body War -- Couples Edition

Beach Body War
Couples Edition

The islands got a little hotter this weekend -- as two celebrity couples exposed a little skin on the beach.While Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista exposed some serious leg in Hawaii, Serena… READ MORE >

- 1698 days ago

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