Music Birthday: Common

🔊🥳Today, March 13, 1972, Common was born Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn in Chicago, Illinois. Common’s ‘Communism’ sampled James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine’s ‘Knockin ‘Round the Zoo.’ Also sampled in Nicki Minaj’s ‘Freedom,’ Common’s creative usage of the sample is included on his second studio album “Resurrection.” This album was primarily produced by No I.D., with additional production by Ynot.

Published by Taylor Valery

Through the lense of A&R and music writer Taylor Valery, HomageCollage celebrates some of music's best creators and creations.

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