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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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Common -- I'd Rhyme with Michelle Obama Any Day!!! (VIDEO)

Common
I'd Rhyme with Michelle Obama Any Day!!!

Common would do a collabo with Michelle Obama in a heartbeat. We got him grabbing a smoothie in WeHo and asked about the First Lady's foray into rapping. FLOTUS spit a rhyme… READ MORE >

Common -- HGH Is A Cop-Out ... Great Athletes Don't Need It (VIDEO)

Common
HGH Is A Cop-Out Great Athletes Don't Need It!!!

Rap star Common says there are no shortcuts to greatness ... and athletes who use HGH can never, ever be compared to legends like Michael Jordan and LeBron James ... who did it au naturel. Common… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Common -- I'm a Baller Athlete ... I Can Score On Michael Jordan

Common
I'm a Baller Athlete ... I Can Score On Michael Jordan

Fact: Common used to be the ball boy for the Chicago Bulls Fact: Common used to challenge Michael Jordan to 1-on-1 Fact: Common says he turned into a pretty solid athlete ... who can actually… READ MORE >

- 158 days ago
Common --  Possibly Breaks Major NBA Trade News ... Maybe

Common
Possibly Breaks NBA Trade News ... Maybe

NBA star Markieff Morris could be on his way to the Houston Rockets … if Common’s Instagram is to be believed … and if the photo he posted is actually of Markieff and not his… READ MORE >

- 161 days ago
Common -- Uncommonly Mature Over Serena Williams and Drake Romance (VIDEO)

Common
Uncommonly Mature Over Serena & Drake Romance

Common seems genuinely happy Serena Williams is back with Drake ... which is especially impressive given the history between the 2 rappers over the tennis superstar.  We got Common… READ MORE >

- 166 days ago
Common -- Serena Williams Has a $1 MILLION Body!!!

Common
Serena Williams Has a $1 MILLION Body!!!

They may not be together anymore, but Common still has Serena Williams' back ... and front ... saying criticism of her body is INSANE -- 'cause she has a physique that people pay a LOT of money… READ MORE >

- 207 days ago
Common in 'Suicide Squad' -- Definitely Black, But Black Manta?? (PHOTO)

Common in 'Suicide Squad'
Definitely Black ... But Black Manta??

All the fan sites pegged Common as playing Black Manta in the upcoming "Suicide Squad" movie -- 'cause, well ... y'know -- but now that we've seen him on set that doesn't appear to be the case.… READ MORE >

- 243 days ago
Serena Williams & Common -- BACK TOGETHER?? ... Exes Hang at Post-Oscar Bash

Serena & Common
BACK TOGETHER?? Exes Hang at Post-Oscar Bash

You don't let just anyone hold your Oscar ... which is why it was very interesting when Common let his ex-GF Serena Williams carry his statue around last night ... fueling rumors they could be… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
Common -- Bears Should Hire Rex Ryan ... 'That'd Be Dope'

Common
Bears Should Hire Rex Ryan 'That'd Be Dope'

Rex Ryan to the Bears??? There's one huge Chicago guy who likes the idea -- Common -- who tells TMZ Sports it would be "dope" if the former NY Jets coach blew into the Windy City. Sure, he… READ MORE >

- 399 days ago
Common -- Cold on Harry Potter's Rap Skills

Common
Cold on Harry Potter's Rap Skills

Common caught some of Daniel Radcliffe rapping on 'Jimmy Fallon' the other night ... and gave us his honest review. But that wasn't enough to distract some people from something else -- Common's… READ MORE >

- 465 days ago

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