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Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.

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Hip-Hop Artist and Actor and Auth...

Phone: (773) ***-****  HQ Phone
Common Ground Foundation Inc
47 W. Polk #172
Chicago, Illinois 60605
United States

Company Description: The Common Ground Foundation is dedicated to the empowerment and development of urban youth in the United States through the arts and education. Additionally, our...   more

Employment History

  • Hip-Hop Artist, Children's Author and Actor
  • Soulquarians

Board Memberships and Affiliations

108 Total References
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About | Common Ground Foundation, 14 Dec 2013 [cached]
CGF was founded by Hip-Hop Artist/Actor/Author Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known as "Common"
Common, who was born Lonnie Rashid ..., 30 April 2014 [cached]
Common, who was born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., is a Grammy-award-winning recording artist, actor and author. The 41-year-old has appeared on the big screen more than 20 times.
Grammy Award Winning Artist, COMMON, Hosted Impressive Common Ground Foundation Annual Gala and Fundraiser, 17 April 2012 [cached]
CHICAGO, IL, April 17, 2012 /AE PR News/ -- This past Saturday in the classic Ritz Carlton hotel, world renowned hip-hop artist and actor Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., famously known as COMMON, hosted the Common Ground Foundation Annual Gala and Fundraiser, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund. The black tie optional event benefitted his nonprofit organization, the Common Ground Foundation and honored "men of excellence" who have made a difference in their respective communities and careers.
About Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. (COMMON): COMMON first came on the scene in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 1990s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians. His first major-label album, Like Water for Chocolate, received widespread critical acclaim and tremendous commercial success. COMMON received his first Grammy award in 2003 for Best R&B Song for "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)" with Erykah Badu. Its popularity was matched by May 2005's Be, which was nominated in the 2006 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album.
Created by respected Hip-Hop artist, Children's author, and Actor, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, also known as COMMON, the Common Ground Foundation has made waves in the city of Chicago through its unique outreach programs and unwavering dedication to ignite the desire of knowledge in Chicago's youth.
2nd Annual Gala & Fundraiser, Chicago | Common Ground Foundation, 14 April 2012 [cached]
The Common Ground Foundation was founded by Hip-Hop Artist/Actor/Author Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., known as COMMON. More than 10 years ago, COMMON committed his time and resources to help underserved youth in his hometown, Chicago. Today CGF partners with several organizations, impacting hundreds of youth each year.
The Common Ground Foundation ..., 14 Feb 2008 [cached]
The Common Ground Foundation was created by Hip Hop artist, actor and children's author Lonnie Rashid Lynn, known as "Common".
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