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Common

Born: Mar 13, 1972 in Chicago, IL
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Genre: R&B, Rap
Biography: Common (originally Common Sense) was a highly influential figure in rap's underground during the '90s, keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap alive in an era when commercial gangsta rap was threatening to obliterate everything in its path. His literate, intelligent, ...Read full biography
Like Water For Chocolate [Explicit Version]
Released: 2000
Label: Geffen
Critics' Rating:
Common spent the '90s carrying the Native Tongues torch through an era dominated by gangsta rap, earning a sizable underground following. Positive-minded alternative rap came back into vogue by the new ...Read full review
Like Water For Chocolate [Edited Version]
Released: 2000
Label: Geffen
Critics' Rating:
Common spent the '90s carrying the Native Tongues torch through an era dominated by gangsta rap, earning a sizable underground following. Positive-minded alternative rap came back into vogue by the new ...Read full review
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