Coverafbeelding Common - The Light/ The 6th Sense
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  •   4 wkn Tipparade
  •   2000


Geboortedatum   13-03-1972
Land   Verenigde Staten

Na zijn opleiding bedrijfsadministratie is Lonnie Rashid Lynn in 1992 voor het eerst te horen op de single Take It EZ, dat werd gevolgd door het album Can I Borrow A Dollar. In de eerste jaren werd zijn werk geproduceerd door NO I.D., toen ook de begeleider van Kanye West.

In 2000 beleeft Common zijn grootste succes in de Verenigde Staten als The Light op nummer 44 van de Billboard Hot 100 komt. Ondertussen gaat de rapper ook acteren en krijgt hij een rol in de serie Girlfriends.

In 2003 scoort hij, samen met Mary J Blige, zijn eerste hit in ons land met Dance For Me, dat in vier weken Top 40 de 29e plaats bereikt.

In 2005 komt Lynn opnieuw in de Amerikaanse single-lijst terecht met Go! (#79). Ook blijft hij acteren en speelt hij naast onder meer Denzel Washinton en Russell Crowe in de film American Gangster.

Tell Me What We’re Gonna Do Now, dat hij samen met Joss Stone maakt, is zijn tweede hit in de Top 40; het nummer staat 9 weken in de lijst en komt op 23. In 2009 werkt hij samen met Pharrell Williams op Universal Mind Control, dat in de V.S. op nummer 62 komt.

Zijn samenwerking met John Legend, The Roots en Melanie Fiona op Wake Up Everybody wordt in 2010 zijn grootste succes. De single bereikt de 16e plaats in tien weken Top 40. Of dat succes de aanleiding is voor een hernieuwde samenwerking is onduidelijk, maar in 2015 maken John Legend en Common opnieuw samen een track: Glory. Het nummer wordt in februari onderscheiden met een Oscar voor beste song en is afkomstig uit de film Selma.


Doo-doo-doo, mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm..
Doo-doo-d-doo, diggy-doo YO..

I never knew a luh, luh-luh, a love like this
Gotta be somethin for me to write this
Queen, I ain't seen you in a minute
Wrote this letter, and finally decide to send it
Signed sealed delivered for us to grow together
Love has no limit, let's spend it slow forever
I know your heart is weathered by what studs did to you
I ain't gon' assault em cause I probably did it too
Because of you, feelings I handle with care
Some niggaz recognize the light but they can't handle the glare
You know I ain't the type to walk around with matchin shirts
If relationship is effort I will match your work
I wanna be the one to make you happiest, it hurts you the most
They say the end is near, it's important that we close..
.. to the most, high
Regardless of what happen on him let's rely

There are times.. when you'll need someone..
I will be by your side..
There is a light, that shines,
special for you, and me..

Yo, yo, check it
It's important, we communicate
and tune the fate of this union, to the right pitch
I never call you my bitch or even my boo
There's so much in a name and so much more in you
Few understand the union of woman and man
And sex and a tingle is where they assume that it land
But that's fly by night for you and the sky I write
For in these cold Chi night's moon, you my light
If heaven had a height, you would be that tall
Ghetto to coffee shop, through you I see that all
Let's stick to understandin and we won't fall
For better or worse times, I hope to me you call
So I pray everyday more than anything
friends will stay as we begin to lay
this foundation for a family - love ain't simple
Why can't it be anything worth having you work at annually
Granted we known each other for some time
It don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine

There are times.. when you'll need someone..
I will be by your side, oh darling
There is a light, that shines,
special for you, and me..

Yeah.. yo, yo, check it
It's kinda fresh you listen to more than hip-hop
and I can catch you in the mix from beauty to thrift shop
Plus you ship hop when it's time to, thinkin you fresh
Suggestin beats I should rhyme to
At times when I'm lost I try to find you
You know to give me space when it's time to
My heart's dictionary defines you, it's love and happiness
Truthfully it's hard tryin to practice abstinence
The time we committed love it was real good
Had to be for me to arrive and it still feel good
I know the sex ain't gon' keep you, but as my equal
it's how I must treat you
As my reflection in light I'ma lead you
And whatever's right, I'ma feed you
Digga-da, digga-da, digga-da, digga-digga-da-da
Yo I tell you the rest when I see you, peace

There are times.. when you'll need someone..
I will be by your side..
There is a light, that shines,
special for you, and me..

(I'll) take my chances.. before they pass..
.. pass me by, oh darling..
You need to look at the other side..
You'll agree..


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