Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known as Common, has come a long way the past two decades since he launched his debut album Can I Borrow A Dollar? back in 1992. The “Glory” rapper has since created his own record label Think Common Entertainment, and has also released music under other labels such as Relativity and GOOD Music.
Recently, Common won the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award For Best Original Song for “Glory,” which made major headway in the film “Selma”; which he also starred in. Not to mention, he’s had his fair share of acting roles throughout his career; Smokin’ Aces, American Gangster, and Wanted just to name a few. So to honor the greatness that is Common, here are his top 5 songs that you have to already know and therefore love.