This left Common to be raised by his mother, but his father remained active in his life and landed Lonnie Jr. While a student at Luther High School South in Chicago, Lynn with his friends, record producer and Corey Crawley formed C. In 1996, Common appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America Is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists.The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine.Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "Southside" (featuring Kanye West), from his July 2007 album Finding Forever.
Westside Connection first responded with the 1995 song "Westside Slaughterhouse," with the lyrics "Used to love H. Common and Westside Connection continued to insult each other back and forth before finally meeting with Louis Farrakhan and setting aside their dispute.
Following the popularity of Resurrection, Common Sense was sued by an Orange County-based reggae band with the same name, and was forced to shorten his moniker to simply Common.
But once he and Hall fell in love, he started recording songs including his latest single, Love Star, featured on his upcoming album ‘Something about this relationship has completed him.
‘Keeping the public out of their relationship is the best chance they have for going the distance,’ the source said.
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. Westside Connection recorded tracks venting their issues with rival East Coast rappers (see East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry).
He collaborated with Djelimady Tounkara on a remake of Kuti's track, "Years of Tears and Sorrow". The lyrics of the song criticized the path hip hop music was taking and was interpreted by some as directing blame towards the popularity of West Coast Gangsta rap. "Westside Slaughterhouse" also mentioned Common by name, prompting the rapper to respond with the scathing Pete Rock-produced attack song "The Bitch in Yoo".Common won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song, for his song "Glory" from the 2014 film Selma, in which he co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel. After being featured in the Unsigned Hype column of The Source magazine, Lynn debuted in 1992 with the single "Take It EZ", followed by the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? With the 1994 release of Resurrection, Common achieved a much larger degree of critical acclaim, which extended beyond Chicago natives.Common's acting career also includes starring significant roles in the films Smokin' Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two, New Year's Eve and Run All Night, Being Charlie. The album sold relatively well and received a strong positive reaction among alternative and underground hip hop fans at the time.He also narrated the award-winning documentary Bouncing Cats, about one man's efforts to improve the lives of children in Uganda through hip-hop/b-boy culture. Mahalia Ann Hines and former ABA basketball player turned youth counselor Lonnie Lynn. Resurrection was Common's last album produced almost entirely by his long-time production partner, No I.They divorced when he was six years old, resulting in his father's moving to Denver, Colorado. D., who would later become a mentor to a young Kanye West.‘But Regina inspires him and has renewed his hope in love. And the relationship has even inspired Common creatively – the Grammy-winning hip hop star has started recording new music.