Throwback Thursdays: Common at SOBs

The newest in S.O.B.s blog series is ThrowBack Thursday, where we take a look back at many of our S.O.B.s alumni and some of our favorite performances. The first of our series is the well-acclaimed rapper, Common, who has built his fan base through his lyrical style (and good looks of course) Tune in every Thursday as we go back, back in time!!

He was born Lonnie Rashied Lynn, Jr. but his adoring fans know him as Common. Common came into the scene in 1992 with the album, Can I Borrow a Dollar? and he received his first Grammy award for Best R&B Song for “Love of My Life (Ode to Hip Hop) in 2003. Throughout the years, Common has been a highly influential figure in the Hip Hop world through his political rhymes and unique music style.

This well-known Hip Hop artist has graced our stage numerous times and in Aug 2007, along with other artists like Mos Def, Kanye, DJ Enuff, Common hit the S.O.B.s audience with his freestyle game and hype performance. Yep it’s true… Common knows how to make our “knees buckle”. 

…So what’s up next for Common…

By late summer or early fall, Common will be releasing his next album, The Believer. The Believer is a soulful hip-hop album that brings him back to his millions of fans who watched him drop the mic and take on the Hollywood scene. The album is said to include his classic lyricism that his fans initially fell in love with. The Believer provides the raw Hip Hop that has often been excluded from mainstream music.

            Look out for what seems to be an amazing album and as you listen remember that Common, the musical prodigy, came through S.O.B.s

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