American rapper, actor, and writer, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), has released a new single “Set It Free” featuring PJ, off his new studio album “A Beautiful Revolution Pt.2”.
Born March 13, 1972, he debuted in 1992, with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?, and gained critical acclaim with his 1994 album Resurrection. He maintained an underground following into the late 1990s. He achieved mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians.
After a quiet 2012, Common announced he would release an extended play (EP) in January 2013, and his first mixtape in April.
Later on September 8, 2013, he gave an update to his projects saying the previously announced EP would be released soon, and would feature a song with new Def Jam signee Vince Staples. He also told HipHopDX, his tenth solo studio album would be released in early 2014.
In 2018, Common also announced he would be forming a jazz group called August Greene.
On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Common among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.