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Common (originally Common Sense) was a highly influential figure in rap's underground during the '90s, keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap alive in an era when commercial gangsta rap was threatening to obliterate everything in its path. His literate, intelligent, nimbly performed rhymes and political consciousness certainly didn't fit the fashions of the moment, but he was able to win a devoted cult audience. Common debuted in 1992 with the single "Take It EZ" and the LP Can I Borrow a Dollar? under the name Common Sense. He established a solid fanbase among underground rap fans who considered him a socially conscious rapper. With the 1994 release of Resurrection, Common achieved a much larger degree of critical acclaim. The album sold well and received a strong positive reaction among alternative and underground hip-hop fans at the time. Resurrection was Common's last album produced entirely by his long-time production partner, No I.D. In 1997, Common released One Day It'll All Make Sense, which included collaborations with artists like Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, Canibus, and Black Thought. The album, which made a point of eschewing any gangsterism in response to questions about his musical integrity, was critically acclaimed and led to a major label contract with MCA Records. Common won his first Grammy (with Erykah Badu) in 2003 for "Love of My life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)," a song he performed with then-girlfriend Badu for the soundtrack to the movie Brown Sugar. His latest album, Be, was released in May 2005 on the G.O.O.D. Music label, with most of the production handled by Kanye West, a fellow native of Chicago and longtime fan. Two of the tracks were produced by J Dilla, but it was Kanye's newly iconic status that greatly boosted the album's popularity, silenced critics claiming that Common's career was over, and earned him the second gold record of his career, with sales topping out at around 800,000.
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