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By Common, Adam Bradley

Universal has earned a name within the hip hop global as a awake artist through embracing subject matters of affection and fight in his songs, and by way of sharing his personal look for wisdom together with his listeners. His trip towards understanding—expressed in his track and now in his roles in movie and television—is rooted in his courting with a awesome lady, his mom, Mahalia Ann Hines.

In One Day It’ll All Make Sense, universal holds not anything again. He tells what it used to be like for a boy with gigantic desires starting to be up at the South facet of Chicago. He unearths how he nearly surrender rapping after his first album, Can I Borrow a Dollar?, offered simply thousand copies. He recounts his upward thrust to stardom, giving a behind-the-scenes check out the recording studios, live shows, motion picture units, and after-parties of a hip-hop superstar and film celebrity. He displays on his debatable invitation to accomplish on the White residence, a narrative that grabbed foreign headlines. And he talks in regards to the demanding situations of balancing status, love, and fatherhood. 

One Day It’ll All Make Sense is a gripping memoir, either provocative and humorous. universal stocks never-before-told tales approximately his encounters with every body from Tupac to Biggie, Ice dice to Lauryn Hill, Barack Obama to Nelson Mandela. Drawing upon his personal lyrics for proposal, he invitations the reader to move at the back of the highlight to determine him as he quite is—not simply as universal yet as Lonnie Rashid Lynn.

Each bankruptcy starts off with a letter from universal addressed to a big individual in his life—from his daughter to his shut buddy and collaborator Kanye West, from his former love Erykah Badu to you, the reader. via all of it, universal emerges as a guy in complete. Rapper. Actor. Activist. but additionally father, son, and good friend. Common’s tale bargains a dwelling instance of ways, it doesn't matter what you’ve undergone, sooner or later it’ll all make experience.

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Cm. 1. Common (Musician) 2. Rap musician—United States— Biography. I. Bradley, Adam. II. Title. 421649092—dc23 [B] 2011021691 ISBN 978-1-4516-2587-5 ISBN 978-1-4516-2590-5 (ebook) I dedicate this to the Most High God from whom all blessings flow. I also dedicate this to my mother, to Omoye, and to my grandmother. CONTENTS FOREWORD PROLOGUE 1. “LOVE IS . ” 2. D. (GAINING ONE’S DEFINITION)” 3. “POP’S RAP” 4. “REMINDING ME (OF SEF)” 5. “TAKE IT EZ” 6. ” 7. “RETROSPECT FOR LIFE” 8. “DOOINIT” 9. “LOVE OF MY LIFE” 10.

I always thought your mother was so courageous, so strong to have demanded that they have an open casket at your funeral. She was determined to show the world what hatred could do. It taught us, it showed us. I always thought, “Why did this young kid have to give up his life? ” I still can’t answer whether your sacrifice was just. But, Emmett, I know that your life will never be forgotten. We will remember. I will remember. I will continue to turn your death into a source of life. I will continue to live my life knowing yours was valuable and knowing I have to deliver something that will enhance the lives of others—especially children.

Rashid • • • THE FIRST EMOTION I EVER FELT WAS LOVE. THE SECOND WAS fear. The love I felt was for my mother and her love for me. This love draws you into open arms and holds you close. It’s the love of certainty. The fear I felt was the unshakable awareness that her love could be taken away from me. It’s the fear of loss. I’ve felt this same combination of love and fear whenever I’ve felt something so deeply that I couldn’t imagine living in its absence—the way I love God, the way I love my daughter.

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