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ABOUT
Born Lonnie Lynn, he is a popular hip hop artist who is credited with ushering in the hip-hop renaissance of the 1990's with the release of his underground classic Can I Borrow A Dollar in 1992. He is also a prolific actor who, in 2011, began acting in the AMC western television series Hell on Wheels.
BEFORE FAME
He was a business administration major at Florida A&M University where he was on scholarship.

FAMILY LIFE
He has dated singer Erykah Badu, actress and singer Taraji P. Henson, and tennis player Serena Williams.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was briefly engaged to Erykah Badu and dedicated the award-winning song Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop) to her.
TRIVIA
He first took the stage name Common Sense when starting to perform in public and he won the Best R&B Song Grammy in 2003 for "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)".

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