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Common

voc, acg, *1972 US
Producer of Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Lonnie Rashied Lynn Jr. L. Liston Lonnie Rashid Lynn Willie Stargell (2)

A hip hop artist from Chicago, Illinois. Common (formerly known as Common Sense) arrived on the hip hop scene with his debut "Can I Borrow A Dollar?", and is well known for his sophmore release "Resurrection" and his later collaborations with The Soulquarians. In 2005, he worked with Kanye West and J Dilla on his album "BE". After a chilly reception in the press for "Electric Circus", his fifth album, "BE" was seen as a return to form for Common. Common again collaborated with Kanye West, the late J.Dilla, will.i.am and newcomer Devo Springsteen on his seventh studio album "Finding Forever". At the same time, Common started an acting career, starring in films such "American Gangster", "Smoking Aces" and "Wanted" to name a few.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Acoustic guitar
Genres
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
Plays With
August Greene
Popular Tracks   
Invocation on One Day It'll All Make Sense by Common
Glory (From the Motion Picture Selma) on Glory by Common & John Legend
The Light on Go! Common Classics by Common
Resurrection on Resurrection by Common
GO! on Be by Common
The Food on Be by Common
I Used to Love H.E.R. on Resurrection by Common
Be (Intro) on Be by Common
Signs on Signs by Jordan Rakei & Common
My Fancy Free Future Love - Tom Misch Remix on My Fancy Free Future Love by Common & Tom Misch

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Charms Alarm Unreleased VersionCommon2018Single
Rain (Bloom Remix)Common Feat. John Legend2017Single
Live At The Jazz RoomCommon2017Album
HomeCommon Feat. Bilal2016Single
PyramidsCommon2016Single
Black America AgainCommon2016Album
Love StarCommon Feat. Marsha Ambrosius & PJ2016Single
Letter To The FreeCommon2016Single
Bad ThingsSnoh Aalegra Ft. Common2015Album
The Light (A Collection Of Common Classics Produced By J Dilla)Common & J Dilla2015Compil.
KingdomCommon Featuring Vince Staples2014Single
Playlist: The Very Best Of CommonCommon2014Compil.
Nobody’s SmilingCommon2014Album
GloryCommon & John Legend2014Single
Switch UpBig Sean Feat. Common2013Single
The Dreamer / The BelieverCommon2011Album
Ghetto DreamsCommon2011Album
SweetCommon2011Single
Go! Common ClassicsCommon2010Compil.
Wake Up EverybodyJohn Legend & The Roots Feat. Common & Melanie Fiona2010Single
Something In CommonCommon2010Album
Next Time (Just Wright)Common2010Album
Make Her SayKid Cudi Featuring Kanye West & Common2009Album
Universal Mind ControlCommon2008Album
Time Travelin'Common / DJ Soul2008Compil.
Criminal Minded '08 / The Light '08 / Midnight '08KRS-One / Common / Q-Tip2008Album
Far East Project: Common RemixCommon2008Album
Universal Mind ControlCommon2008Album
Far East Project (Common Remix)Common2008Compil.
Common Cents : Unofficial Remixes by InsightCommon unofficial remixes by Insight2008Compil.
Announcement / Universal Mind Control (UMC)Common2008Album
The VideosCommon2008Album
I Want YouCommon2007Album
Best Of Common SenseCommon2007Album
Drivin' Me WildCommon Featuring Lily Allen2007Album
Thisisme Then: The Best Of CommonCommon2007Compil.
A DreamCommon feat. Will I Am2007Single
The Corner / Boom! (Funky DL Remix)Common, Royce Da 5'9"2007Album
One-Nine-Nine-NineCommon2007Album
Finding ForeverCommon2007Album
Golden Beats Vol.1Grasshoppa, Nas, Common, Pete Rock2007Album
The People / The GameCommon2007Album
Tell Me What We're Gonna Do NowJoss Stone featuring Common2007Single
The PeopleCommon2007Single
Thisisme / Book Of LifeCommon2006Album
The Common CollectionCommon2006Album
Common EditionCommon2006Album
Cool Common Collected (A Fine Collection Of Remixes & Rarities)Common2006Compil.
Jamsteady Vol. 9Fantasia / Common / Bunny Mack2006Album
A Dream / Bus Ride / ColorsCommon feat. Will I Am2006Album
I Am Soul / Nice N SlowCommon & Jill Scott / Lil' Louis & The World2005Album
TestifyCommon2005Album
Go!Common2005Album
BeCommon2005Album
BeCommon2005Album
Uncommonly Nasty (Remixed By Soul Supreme & Statik Selektah)Common & Nas2005Compil.
FaithfulCommon2005Album
They Say / Catch 22 / Agent OrangeCommon / Goapele / Pharoahe Monch2005Album
Dear Summer / Back When / The CornerJay-Z / Capone / Common2005Album
Be / GoCommon2005Album
The CornerCommon2005Single
UnCommon Classics Episode 3: Full CircleCommon2005Compil.
Supreme, Supreme / CornersBlack Star / Common2005Album
The FoodCommon2004Album
Lean Nipple BackTheo Schwarz / Common2004Album
PanthersThe Last Poets & Common2004Album
UntitledCommon2004Album
Mi Amore / Get Out / The Light (Remix)Angie Martinez / Scarface / Common2003Album
The HustleCommon2003Album
I Am Music (Ghetto Traxx Remix)Common2003Album
Come Close To Me (Blackbeard's Summer Madness Reworks)Common2003Album
Where I'm Goin'?Melanie Durrant F/ Common2003Single
Real Compared To WhatMya, Common2003Album
New WaveCommon Featuring Laetitia Sadier2003Album
Soul Power / AquariusCommon2003Single
Electric CircusCommon2002Album
Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)Erykah Badu Featuring Common2002Single
Electric Circus (Album Sampler)Common2002Album
The Rare Remix EPCommon2002Album
More UnCommon Classics (The Return Of Big Illinois)Common2002Album
While I'm Dancin'Prime & Common2002Album
Come Close To MeCommon Featuring Mary J. Blige2002Album
Electric CircusCommon2002Album
I Got A Right TaCommon2002Album
In The SunShaquille O'Neal Featuring Common, Black Thought & Joi2001Single
Dance For MeMary J. Blige Featuring Common2001Single
Reebok Classic/Common SamplerCommon2001Album
Common Classics Vol.1Common2001Album
Uncommon Classics Vol. 1 + 2Common2001Compil.
Geto HeavenCommon2001Single
The LightCommon2000Album
Like Water For ChocolateCommon2000Album
Like Water For ChocolateCommon2000Album
The 6th Sense / DooinitCommon2000Album
Funky For YouCommon1999Album
Car HornCommon & The 45 King1999Album
Take It Ez / I Used To Love H.e.rCommon1999Album
8 Minutes To SunriseCommon feat. Jill Scott1999Album
One-Nine-Nine-Nine / Like They Used To SayCommon1999Album
HurricaneBlack Thought, Common, Dice Raw, Flo Brown, Mos Def, Jazzyfatnastees & The Roots1999Album
No CompetitionCommon1999Single
DooinitCommon1999Album
All Night LongCommon1998Album
1'2 Many...Common1997Album
One Day It'll All Make Sense (Sampler)Common1997Album
Reminding Me (Of Sef)Common Featuring Chantay Savage1997Album
The Bitch In Yoo / Reminding Me (Of Sef)Common1997Album
One Day It'll All Make SenseCommon1997Album
Retrospect For LifeCommon1997Album
The Bitch In Yoo / The Real WeightCommon / No I.D.1996Album
The BiznessDe La Soul Featuring Common1996Album
ResurrectionCommon1995Album
ResurrectionCommon1994Album
I Used To Love H.E.R. / CommunismCommon1994Album
CommunismCommon1994Album
Soul By The Pound / Can-I-Bust / Heidi HoeCommon1993Album
Breaker 1/9Common1992Album
Can I Borrow A Dollar?Common1992Album
Tha Bizness (Remix) / Who You Wit? (Remix)De La Soul, Common, Jay-Z1992Album
Take It EZCommon1992Album
The Bitch In Yoo / The Real Weight / Give 'Em Something Radical / Everybody BounceCommon / No I.D. / Todd 1 / Rude Rydims Featuring Jigmastas And Stik-E & The HoodzSingle
Heat / The LightCommonAlbum
Common Classics Vol.2CommonAlbum
Payback Is A GrandmotherCommonAlbum
Infamous SyndicateCommonAlbum
Mo Better EP - Common Remixes -Zetton A.k.a. L.B12Album
Favorite Joints Vol. 41Common, The Game, Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, DJ Clue, P. DiddyAlbum
The StandardCommon + Q-TipCompil.
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