He would later also contribute to the Red Hot Organization's Fela Kuti tribute album, Red Hot and Riot in 2002. R." from Resurrection ignited a feud with West Coast rap group Westside Connection.
He collaborated with Djelimady Tounkara on a remake of Kuti's track, "Years of Tears and Sorrow". The lyrics of the song criticized the path hip hop music was taking, and were interpreted by some as directing blame towards the popularity of West Coast gangsta rap. "Westside Slaughterhouse" also mentioned Common Sense by name, prompting the rapper to respond with the scathing Pete Rock-produced attack song "The Bitch in Yoo".
Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?
In 1996, Common Sense appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America Is Dying Slowly (A. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine.Lynn’s parents divorced when he was six years old, resulting in his father moving to Denver, Colorado. The album sold relatively well and received a strong positive reaction among alternative and underground hip hop fans at the time.This left Lynn to be raised by his mother; however, his father remained active in his life, and was able to get Lynn a job with the Chicago Bulls as a teenager. Resurrection was Common Sense's last album produced almost entirely by his long-time production partner, No I.South Side actor-rapper Common has gone public with his relationship with CNN political commentator Angela Rye, who made headlines earlier this year when she slammed former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh as a bigot.“Joe is a bigot and I’ll give you an example of why," Rye said on March 29, when she and Walsh appeared on the same CNN segment.“Since you brought up Twitter, yesterday here's Joe’s tweet: ‘And you’re way wrong on your main point Angela. He was held to a lower standard ‘cause he was black.’ That is Joe Walsh’s tweet.In 2011, Common launched Think Common Entertainment, his own record label imprint, and, in the past, has released music under various other labels such as Relativity, Geffen and GOOD Music, among others.