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Born: March 13, 1972

Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Common is a Chicago-born rapper whose album releases include "Can I Borrow a Dollar?" and "Resurrection," under the moniker Common Sense. In 1997 he simplified his name to Common following a lawsuit, and released several new albums, including "One Day It'll All Make Sense," "Like Water For Chocolate" and "Electric Circus." In 2003, Common made his TV acting debut with a guest appearance on the UPN sitcom Girlfriends. He soon found his way onto the big screen,... See All


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