Biography of Common

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Biography of Common

CBiography of Common

ommon – a famous rapper from Chicago, which has successfully developed its own concept of hip-hop, adding the elements of music, new age, jazz and funk. Real name of the artist – Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.. He was born March 13, 1972 in the family of a teacher and former basketball player, without much success in the NBA. Already, as a high school student, Rashid assembled his first band, called CDR He soon left the band to pursue the study of economics and business, but the rap was closer to the heart and the studies still gave way to music.

In 1992 was born artist's first solo album, Can I Borrow a Dollar?. Rashid decided that in the music world it will be called Common Sense. Largely due to the composition Take It EZ, this disc is loved by many fans of the so-called intelligent hip-hop, which were outstanding representatives of A Tribe Called Quest and Gang Starr. Two years later, the release of the second disc Common Sense, called the Resurrection. Particularly popular song won I Used to Love HER, a kind of manifesto against gangster rap. It's not like the famous "gangster» Ice Cube, which has led to a conflict of two performers, but does not prevent the most well-plate sold. Common Sense was soon to declare itself publicly, the project had to be renamed. The reason for this was the ska band with the same name threatened to sue for using someone else's Rashid names. Without thinking, the artist began to call themselves simply Common.

The preparation of the third album from Common took three years. The work was called One Day It'll All Make Sense, and went on sale in 1997. Recorded disc attended Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, Black Thought, and other celebrities. Particularly successful song Reminding Me (of Sef), and Retrospect for Life. In hip-hop album charts took twelfth place, and soon received an offer from Common MCA, from which he could not refuse. By signing the contract, he moved from his native Chicago to New York. Having released two CDs on the MCA Like Water for Chocolate (2000) and the Electric Circus (2002), Common has achieved unprecedented in his career, commercial success and became the leading rap artist of the new generation. He was not afraid to go to the experiments and to invite the cooperation of representatives of those areas that have in the recent past could not be associated with hip-hop. His first Grammy Common acquired in 2003 for taking part in the song Erykah Badu Love of My life (An Ode to Hip-Hop).

In 2005 the Common once again delighted their fans another strong performance. Be album was almost entirely produced by rapper Kanye West. The year before, West created a furor own disc College Dropout, so one of his name among the creators of this album guaranteed him attention. However, the material of this release has been very strong, and the disk was quite deservedly at the top of the hip-hop ranking Billboard, taking second place in the pop-rating. Be has sold 800,000 copies and earned two nominations for the Common for a Grammy in 2006. A year later the album Finding Forever, produced by the newly made VEST, took first place in the pop charts Billboard. Shortly thereafter, member of A Tribe Called Quest rapper Q-Tip announced that he and Common are planning to launch a new project, which will be called The Standard. In 2008, Common confirmed his highest class, producing a powerful album, Universal Mind Control. Two years later, artist discography enriched chic collection of Go! – Common Classics (2010), which presented the best works, among them The Light, I Want You, Testify, and many others. Incredible atmosphere and mood of the plate, no doubt, will please not only fans of the old Common, and any and all lovers of quality and honest music.