The most popular single from the album "The Light" was nominated for a Grammy Award.
In 2002, Common released his fifth album, Electric Circus.
He would later also contribute to the Red Hot Organization's Fela Kuti tribute album, Red Hot and Riot in 2002. R." from Resurrection ignited a feud with West Coast rap group Westside Connection.
(born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, writer, philanthropist, and activist.
Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?
As documented by hip-hop journalist Raquel Cepeda, in the liner notes for the album, this event had a profound spiritual and mental effect on Common and enabled him to grow musically while becoming more responsible as an artist.
She writes: Rashid found out that he was going to become a daddy in about 8 months.
Initially scheduled for an October 1996 release, Common finally released his third album, One Day It'll All Make Sense, in September 1997.
The album took a total of two years to complete and included collaborations with artists such as Lauryn Hill, De La Soul, Q-Tip, Canibus, Black Thought, Chantay Savage, and Questlove – a future fellow member of the Soulquarians outfit.All My Children" & the DJ Premier-produced track "The 6th Sense"), Like Water for Chocolate transpired to be a considerable commercial breakthrough for Common, earning the rapper his first gold record, and greatly expanding his fanbase among critics and listeners alike.With both artists hailing from the Great Lakes region of the United States (Chicago and Detroit, respectively), Common and J Dilla established their chemistry early on.and maintained an underground following into the late 1990s, after which he gained mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians.His 2005 album Be was also a commercial success and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards.He also narrated the documentary Bouncing Cats, about one man's efforts to improve the lives of children in Uganda through hip-hop/b-boy culture. R dissolved by 1991, Lynn began a solo career under the stage name of Common Sense.