Common (formerly Common Sense, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn on March 13, 1972) is a Chicago-based hip-hop artist known for lyrics that focus on love and spirituality. Many people describe him as being a conscious hip-hop artist, one who makes songs that send a message. With the help of big time producers such as Kanye West, DJ Premier, and J Dilla, Common’s tunes are ear catching and meaningful.
As well as music, Common has worked as an actor, on the films ‘Smokin’ Aces’ (as Sir Ivy) ‘American Gangster’ (as Turner Lucas) and ‘Wanted’. He may also be seen in cameo roles in films such as ‘Brown Sugar’