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