Common is one of the best rappers ever from Chicago. The emcee rose to popularity in the late 1990s after building a huge underground hip-hop following and his fame only grew in the 2000s thanks to collaborating with J. Dilla, Kanye West, and his involvement in the the Soulquarians. Now, Common is a household name in both hip-hop and Hollywood.
Common is fresh off a successful year in Hollywood. The rapper turned actor recently won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song for his John Legend-assisted track “Glory”off of the Selma movie soundtrack. The Chi-Town native has also starred in movies like: Smokin’ Aces, American Gangster, Wanted, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two and Terminator Salvation.
Common is known for making pure hip-hop music that is wholesome in theory. Similar to his discology, the Chicago native rapper is as clean as can be. The MC may be surrounded by temptation in both hip-hop and Hollywood, while he turning up he turns down any weed.