Years ago, Common—born Lonnie Rashid Lynn—re-introduced the intellectualist thinker to the hip hop scene. Using his out of the box thinking, he built his popularity with revolutionary education to the black race through lyricism and spoken word. From his chart toppers like ‘The Light,’ and double entendre tracks like ‘I Used to Love H.E.R.,’ he’s maintained an image that gained respect all around–especially from his lady fans.
There’s a myriad of reasons to fall in love with the seeker of knowledge being that he’s amassed himself into various crafts and succeeded in them all. The father of one turns 42 years old today and to celebrate him, we’ve listed 10 reasons to love this Chicago native.
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