Originalnoe name: Lonnie Rashid LinnOriginal name: Lonnie Rashied Lynn
Common (originally - Common Sense) was a highly influential figure in the rap underground of the early 90 `s, he continued to stick to their complex poetic techniques and excerpts from soft jazz- rap, even at a time when commercial gangsta-rap was threatening to erase everything in its path.Common (originally - Common Sense) was a highly influential figure in the rap underground of the early 90 `s, he continued to stick to their complex poetic techniques and soft extracts from jazz- rap, even at a time when commercial gangsta rap was threatening to erase everything in its path. His literary, intelligent,wittily performed poems and political consciousness certainly did not fit with the fashion of the time, but he was able to win the part of the faithful, devoted listeners. At the end of the 90 big part of the underground movement shifted to revive bohemian sensibility of alternative rap,and Common finally started to get more recognition as a real creative force. This was reflected not only in the fact that the critics praised his albums, but also in the fact that he was able to sign a contract with a major label that guaranteed him more attention than ever.Common (real name Lonnie Rashied Lynn) was born on the South Side of Chicago, in an area famed for its abundant not particularly hip- hop scene. Despite this, he honed his art until he stretched his winning ticket - performing as Common Sense, he won the competition Unsigned Hype, conducted by leading US magazine about hip -hop music of The Source.He debuted in 1992 with the single `Take It EZ`, which later appeared on his first album,` Can I Borrow a Dollar `, Released by independent label Combat Records?; The following singles `Breaker 1 / 9` and` Soul by the Pound` helped establish his reputation in the hip- hop underground,although some critics complained that continually appear in his recordings misogynistic undertones. Subsequently, the company shook Common Sense Ruthless Records, released in 1994, his latest album `Resurrection`, which established his reputation as one of the best (and most verbose) poets rap underground. The track `I Used to Love H.E.R `has attracted the focus of its clever allegory about rap, gradually descends to the commercially demanded sex and violence, he even provoked a short-lived feud with Ice Cube. Later, Common Sense was embroiled in a trial of some ska band, which bore the same name, and was forced to shorten his moniker to `Common`; In addition,he moved from Chicago to Brooklyn.
Common released his first album under the new name in 1997 on the `One Day It`ll All Make Sense` was favorably used newbie budding image intelligent hip-hop in the background of several famous guests, such as Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, Cee-Lo and Black Thought of The Roots.Press well received album, Common himself in a number of notable guest appearances added to its track record over the next couple of years: on the album Pete Rock [Pete Rock] `Soul Survivor`, plus two representatives of the new vintage albums of progressive hiphop movement - `Black Star` Mos Def and Talib Kweli and `Things Fall Apart` The Roots.Common is also connected to key indie rap - Rawkus label for a one-off collaboration with Sadat X within the songs ` 1-9-9-9 `, which later appeared on the regularly published collection of the label ` Soundbombing, Vol. 2 `.
Since his name was marred in all the "right places",Common has made cooperation with one of the leading record companies MCA and invited as a producer for his next project drummer The Roots? Uestlove. The album `Like Water for Chocolate` was released in early 2000 and has become a major breakthrough in fact,being able to attract more attention than any other Common`a album at that time (in part made possible thanks to the huge resources promoutingovym MCA). This time, the album was attended by Macy Gray, MC Lyte, Cee-Lo, Mos Def, D`Angelo, jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove and the star of Afro -beat Femi Kuti (in tribute to the legendary father Fela).In addition, the singles `The Sixth Sense` and` The Light` (the latter was nominated for a Grammy for best rap single among solo artists) are widely broadcast on radio and TV. This success was to Common`a platform for the next record, where he appeared on the album Mary J. Blige `No More Drama` in early 2002To date,the most personal of his work - this is the album `Electric Circus`, released in 2002