Common is the stage name of Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. who is among the shining stars on the hip hop front of America. The multi talented artist released his first album titled Can I Borrow a Dollar in 1992, which brought him significant popularity among the local crowd that followed him enthusiastically through the nineties. He then had the opportunity to work alongside Soulquarians that is a well known intriguing mix of artists from different states, who all perform hip hop and neo soul music. After this collaborative act, the upcoming musician received much prominence and recognition that can arguably be marked as his first big break. He then released an album with a major label company called Like Water for Chocolate, which brought him, enormously successful commercially while also helped him garner overwhelming critical appreciation. Since then Common tickets have been widely viewed as a tremendous opportunity to witness a real, essentially entertaining and musically correct hip hop act.
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Common’s 1994 album called Resurrection helped him develop a more extensive base for critical appraise that spread all the way over the Chicago locals. The album did comparatively well, bringing him a very encouraging response from the fans of underground alternative and hip hop music. This album release marked the last time Common produced an album in complete collaboration with production head No I.D., who had been working with since long.
Common has the opportunity of appearing on a compilation CD titled America is Dying Slowly by Red Hot Organization, which was performed alongside many big time prominent musical acts such as Wu-Tang Clan, Fat Joe and Biz Markie. The CD was aimed to basically raise awareness about the widely prevalent AID epidemic in African American males. The CD was considerably praised and was considered to be a major ‘masterpiece’ by the famous magazine The Source. After some time Common was also noted for contributing to another album by the Red Hot Organization, which was essentially a tribute to Fela Kuti titled Red Hot and Riot, released in year 2002. He then participated in creating an exiting remake of Fela Kuti’s song Years of Tears and Sorrow alongside Djelimady Tounkara.
Common has been remarkable successful with his career consistently climbing high while covering major leaps. By 2008, the artist was reported to have made almost twelve million dollars, coming close to the ranks of Akon and Eminem with reference to his earnings, while he also accomplished the status of being the thirteenth top grossing musician for Hip Hop. His eight album was released in 2008, with its the first track called Universal Mind Control. The single was sung in coordination with Pharrell who was also involved in its production. The album’s EP featured an extra song that was titled Announcement, which again was produced in collaboration with Pharrell. His most recent single titled Ghetto Dreams from his upcoming album made it to the fans before the album called The Dreamer, The Believer was released, which has become a super favorite among the hip hop fans.
Common is one of those privileged artists who have received an extraordinarily huge amount of critical acclaim in the shape of dazzling academy awards from the likes of the high-end, prestigious Grammies. He grabbed his earliest Grammy award in 2003 in the category of Best R&B Song with his smashingly hot track Love of My Life, which he performed alongside Erykah Badu. He received a Grammy for the second time, with his song Southside that famously featured Kanye West released in 2007 in the album titled Finding Forever, winning the category of Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. He has been nominated for Grammy Awards numerous times in various categories including Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Best Urban/Alternative Performance and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
He has also won other significant awards like BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards and Black Reel Awards, while he has received nominations from Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Vibe Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. If you are a hip hop fan then Common tickets are your super golden chance at experiencing the true power of the genre with an artist whose award-winning popularity has solely been on the ascending.