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Artist: Common

Common

Bio

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name Common (previously Common Sense), is a Grammy award winning rapper, author and actor known for lyrics that focus on love and spirituality. Signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music, many people describe him as being a conscious hip hop artist who makes songs that send a message. He debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 90s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the soulquarians. Read more about Common on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

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Common - Nobody's Smiling - Exclaim! (Reviews)

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Common - Nobody

On his tenth album, Common chooses to focus on his Chicago hometown, a city that has been beset by increasing violence over the past few years. Producer (and now label executive) No I.D., the main sound provider who crafted Common's first three albums, returns to that primary role here. However, given the subject matter and album title, the jazzy soundscapes and free associative rhymes that marked those releases are jettisoned in favour of sombre narratives and foreboding ambience. Indeed, on a couple of tracks, No I.D.'s music exhibits the full-circle influence of his mentee Kanye West...Read More

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Be

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Like Water For Chocolate

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Finding Forever

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Resurrection

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Go! Common Classics

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Top Songs

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The Light

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Be (Intro)

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I Used to Love H.E.R.

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Testify

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GO!

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Blue Sky

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The 6th Sense

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Common - Testify

Music video by Common performing Testify. (C) 2005 Geffen Records.

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Common Testify

Song used: Common - Testify Lyrics: [Common] She walk into the court her knees buckle Saying for a man to survive he needn't hustle Seen and been through str...

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Common "Testify" 9 Minute Short Film Music Video

Testify" was the fourth single from rapper Common 's 2005 album Be. The original song clocked in at just above two and a half minutes, it was the second shor...

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Common - Testify (with lyrics)

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