Live from the City of Wind, the man born Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. has continued to enthrall audiences with his abundance of energy, fight for the people and dope lyrics that paint the picture of a better tomorrow. On this day, March 13, Common, formerly known as Common Sense, celebrates his 45th revolution around God’s beautiful sun. With a career spanning two-plus decade, the Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning b-boy from the South Side of Chicago has become a force of good in a sea of orange-colored mess.
We here celebrate our OKP brother-in-arms and his birth by compiling the best stories, recounts of legendary moments and photos of the Can I Borrow a Dollar? MC for you all to check out. Below, relive his legendary performance with Bilal and Keyon Harrold in the White House, his similarities to Kendrick Lamar and cop a 15th anniversary reissue of his classic effort, Like Water For Chocolate.
Happy Birthday, Brother Com.