For years, Chicago-born MC Common (a.k.a. Lonnie Lynn) has been a standard-bearer for the Native Tongues' progressive style of hip-hop. During this time, he's been rightly celebrated for his intelligent lyrics and his rejection of hip-hop's rampant misogyny ("I'll never call you my bitch or even my boo," he promised his woman on the Grammy-nominated "The Light"), although his occasional incongruous bouts of homophobia have been... More >>>