Today, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr, known to us as Common, turns 42 years old. He is one of the finest talents to come of out of the state of Chicago, having produced 29 singles and 9 studio albums across a career that spans the twenty-two years.

The Chi-Town rapper is no ordinary hip hop artist. Common is known for his impressive lyricism, Afrocentric approach as well as being a conscious rapper. He has not been afraid to keep it real, highlighting the changing faces of hip hop, issues affecting the black community as well as giving us his unique expressions over love, money, and much more. More than just a rapper, Common has also proved he is talented in the acting world, having starred in many movies including Wanted, Street King and Just Wright.

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Happy Birthday Common!