BHR Extends Its Condolence To Rapper Common Who Has Lost His Father
|Common Father Lonnie Lynn, Sr. Dies At 71 years old|
Lynn was known for appearing on most of the rapper’s albums, offering spoken word monologues of advice and encouragement.
|Lonnie Lynn, Sr.|
He struggled with drug addiction and with being a father to six children, topics he addressed in poignant, sometimes regretful poems that concluded many of Common's albums.
“He was truly a natural poet and master of words,” Common said.
“The way he said things made me look at life and the world in a new way, in a different way.
They always sparked a thought in my head.
His words would always make me strive to achieve higher, to write better, to be more truthful with my words.”
Lynn, known as "Pops" on Common's albums, recorded his last poem for the rapper's 2011 release, "The Dreamer/The Believer."