Birth Name: Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 13, 1972
Common is an American hip-hop recording artist, actor, poet, and film producer. He was a member of rap trio C.D.R. He is the son of Lonnie Lynn, an NBA player and youth counsellor, and Mahalia Ann Hines, an educator. His parents were/are both black. Common has a daughter.
A picture of Common’s mother can be seen here.
He gained fame as a skilled and respected MC in the ’90s, releasing three albums, “Can I Borrow a Dollar?,” “Resurrection,” and “One Day It’ll All Make Sense.”
Common won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, along with John Legend, for their song “Glory,” from the film Selma (2014).
Common’s paternal grandfather was named Lonnie Lynn.
Common’s paternal grandmother was named Mabel/Mable Malone (the daughter of Charlie/Charles Malone and Millie Sanders/Saunders). Mabel was born in Tennessee. Her family was from Covington, TN.
Sources: Biographical article about Common’s father and his family – https://www.westword.com
Common’s paternal grandmother, Mabel/Mable Malone, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Common’s paternal grandmother, Mabel/Mable (Malone) Lynn – https://www.familysearch.org
He’s likely between 25-40% mixed
You can have light and not be mixed at all. In fact, skin complexion has little to do with race.
Look at his features. Very African. I can bet you that he has AT LEAST 70% African ancestry.
His mom is clearly not a black woman. Just Americans with their racist one drop rule crap again
Is someone able to find Common’s maternal grandparents?
@Neiltenant MIXED is not true if both of your parents are the same race. You are trying to mix up everyone and its not possible. Light skin in black people DOES NOT MEAN MIXED. Both of his parents are black people.
DNA test would probably come back 25/30 percent European. He’s African American/Black in the American construct of race.