Common’s Father Helped Start His Rap Career
Common is an Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor. He has released 12 albums since 1992, including the chart-topping Finding Forever in 2007. As an actor, Common has starred in the films Smokin' Aces, American Gangster, Wanted, Now You See Me, Suicide Squad, The Hate U Give and Selma, for which he also penned the Oscar-winning song "Glory." Tariq Trotter, also known as Black Thought, is a Grammy Award-winning rapper and the lead vocalist of the Philadelphia-based hip-hop group The Roots. Their latest single, "Say Peace," is out now.