Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known by his stage name Common, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, poet, and film producer.
Common's first major-label album, Like Water for Chocolate, received widespread critical acclaim and tremendous commercial success. His first Grammy Award was in 2003, winning Best R&B Song for "Love of My Life", with Erykah Badu.
Born: March 13, 1972 (age 46 years), South Side, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Albums: Black America Again, Be, Like Water for Chocolate
Years active: 1987–present
Selma · 2015
Like Water for Chocolate · 2000
Electric Circus · 2002