Sunday, August 17, 2008

Common - Stubb's - September 11, 2008

From the stay tuned for some kick ass shows department... Common @ Stubb's on Sept 11th! Tickets are $25 dollars, not too bad, you can get them here!


GroovyLube on Guadalupe is my new favorite place to get an oil change. I hate oil changes, I wish someone would just drive to your car and perform the service. But I think I've found a keeper, until my Asian paranoia thinks they're ripping me off. :) GroovyLube is fairly close to my house a plus. Right next to a coffee shop with wireless, another plus. And the coffee shop has hot girls, super duper plus! Woohoo!

More info:

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (and previously known as Common Sense), is an American hip hop artist and actor. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow A Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 90s, 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 moderate commercial success. Its popularity was matched by 2005's Be, which was nominated in the 2006 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album. Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "Southside" (featuring Kanye West) (from Finding Forever), his first Grammy was awarded in 2003 for Best R&B Song for Love Of My Life with Erykah Badu.[1][2] His best-of album Thisisme Then was released on November 27, 2007. Common has also intiated a burgeoning acting career, starring significant roles in such films as Smokin' Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, and Wanted.

Common was born in Chicago, where he was raised, the son of educator Ann Hines and former ABA basketball player turned youth counselor Lonnie Lynn. Common's parents divorced when he was six years old, resulting in his father moving to Denver, Colorado.[3] This left Common to be raised by his mother, but his father remained active in his life and even landed Common a job with the Chicago Bulls during his teen years.[4] While a student at Luther High School South in Chicago, Common also formed C.D.R., a rap trio that opened for acts such as N.W.A. and Big Daddy Kane.[4] Common later left this group when he attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA to study business administration.[4]

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