Of its true name Lonnie Rashied Lynn, is a rappor born and high in the southern districts of Chicago, a city in which the scene Hip hop has few representatives. At the beginnings of the Years 1990, its first name of scene was Common Sense, which it had to shorten because of its former use by a formation Rock. Until 2000 and with the image of Gangstarr, has Tribe Called Quest or The Roots, its music was characterized by a broad use of samples of pieces Jazz and Soul, just as a pacifist writing and érudite.
Common Sense publishes in 1992 a first opus produces by No.I.D, Can I Borrow has Dollar , then Ressurection in 1994, which made known it via individual the I Used To Love H.E.R . A conflict with the rappor Ice Cubes and its formation Westside Connection also contributed to make speak about him. In 1997, One Day It' L All Make Judicious and notable collaborations of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu asseoit a little more its popular success, before the publication in 2000 of Like Chocolate For Toilets , a disc very influenced by its idols of the music Drunk and designed with Soulquarians (Ahmir Thompson, Jay Dee, D' Angelo and James Poyser). In 2002, Electric Circus mark a turning since its ambition to propose a mixture between rap, rock'n'roll and electronic music meets an incomprehension of the public and his close relations - conversely, the criticism is eulogistic which leads it to return to the traditional receipts of the hip hop. Thus it joins the producer in vogue Kanye West as from the album " Be" , published in 2005.
In 2007, he interprets the song " I cuts has dream" in the film " Freedom Writers".
It shared its life with the singer Erykah Badu, with whom it gained its first Grammy for the song that it sang with her " Coil off My life (Year Ode to Hip-Hop) ".
2002: Brown Sugar: Itself
- 2006: Dave Chappelle' S Block Party: Itself
- 2007: Mi$e at price: Sir Ivy
- 2007: American Gangster: Turner Lucas
- 2008: Wanted: Chosen Your Destiny: The Gunsmith
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